The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce (TCRCC) proudly announces the appointment of Matt Murphy as the organization’s Government and Regional Affairs Director. In this pivotal role, Murphy will spearhead the Regional Chamber’s advocacy initiatives, represent the organization on the Tri-Cities Legislative Council, and undertake a variety of other responsibilities.
Before joining the Regional Chamber, Murphy demonstrated exceptional leadership during his nine-year tenure as the President and CEO of the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce in Port Orchard, WA. His commitment to grassroots advocacy was recognized in 2021 when the Association of Washington Business honored him as the Grassroots Alliance Advocate of the Year. With an extensive background, Murphy has served on influential boards related to his new position, including the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors, the Olympic Workforce Development Council Board of Directors, and various citizen advisory boards. A Gonzaga University graduate, Murphy also has a military background, having served in the Washington Army National Guard.
Lori Mattson, IOM, President and CEO of TCRCC, expressed enthusiasm about Murphy's addition to the Regional Chamber team, stating, “Matt’s previous experience within the chamber of commerce industry and his advocacy for business owners position him perfectly to lead our government affairs efforts.”
“I believe collaboration and cooperation are our greatest assets for making change,” said Murphy. “Business, elected officials, and citizens all want the same thing: to make the Tri-Cities a great place to live, work, and play.”
Murphy can be reached at 509.491.3234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.