- Senior Vice President for International Policy
John G. Murphy directs the U.S. Chamber’s advocacy relating to international trade and investment policy. Since joining the Chamber in 1999, Murphy has led its successful campaigns to win congressional passage of trade agreements with a dozen nations and its advocacy to shape numerous other trade bills. He regularly represents the Chamber before Congress, the administration, foreign governments, and the World Trade Organization.
From 2001 to 2008, Murphy served as the Chamber’s vice president for Western Hemisphere Affairs and as executive vice president of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). In 2008, he received AACCLA’s Eagle of the Americas award, which is given annually to the individual who has “done the most to advance our mission of increased trade and investment between the United States and Latin America.”
In the 1990s, Murphy worked at the International Republican Institute (IRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy overseas, and at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), which champions market-oriented economic reform around the world. From 1992 to 1993, he was the first Western lecturer in economics at the National University of Economics in Czechoslovakia.
In 2022, he was recognized in Washingtonian magazine’s Most Influential List, which highlights people who work tirelessly as advocates to change and improve the federal policies that have large impacts on people, states, businesses, foreign affairs, safety, and security.
Murphy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he received his Master of Science degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He serves on the board of the Washington International Trade Foundation. He is fluent in Spanish.