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Murphy named director of Executive Education at Fisher

Published: 2013-07-01

Laurence P. Murphy, new executive director

Laurence P. Murphy has been named the Carol L. Newcomb-Alutto Executive Director of Executive Education at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He will lead the development and delivery of the Executive MBA program, the Master of Business Operational Excellence program and a diverse and growing portfolio of open enrollment and customized executive education (non-degree) programs.

Murphy comes to Fisher from Harvard Business School, where he led the executive education custom programs group for more than five years through a period of significant growth and portfolio diversification. In addition, he brings 14 years of private sector experience, including senior leadership positions as managing director and joint global chief operating officer of the investment banking department at UBS Securities in New York; and managing director and chief operating officer of the European investment banking division at Morgan Stanley in London.

“Larry’s incredible depth of expertise and experience in both the academic and corporate arenas will be critical to helping us enrich and grow our executive education programs,” said Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry Sr., Chair in Business at Fisher. “We are focused on issues of great strategic importance to companies and organizations throughout the global business community — and Larry’s vision for executive education speaks directly to that dedication.”

In his previous role at Harvard, Murphy was responsible for an executive education portfolio that included custom programs developed and delivered for global financial services, health care services, and industrial corporations and associations, including work with companies based in China, India, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. He also led innovation in the areas of action-based learning, hybrid learning and coaching. Murphy’s professional interests mirror his experience in the financial services industry, where his main areas of focus were talent management, organizational development and managing change. He holds a BS from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Ohio State community and the Fisher College of Business family,” said Murphy. “Given the breadth and depth of the university’s resources and the expanding network of business partnerships at Fisher, we are extraordinarily well-positioned to elevate and advance the practice of business through executive education.”