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Brian Murphy

Brian's expertise includes strategic and business planning, facilitation, economic development and market analysis, and management consulting. His practice includes strategic planning for organizations and communities, emergency management, and work for libraries across the country, including strategic plans, return on investment studies, and staff and community surveys.

Brian joined the firm in 2002 and is a skilled manager of complex analytic and planning projects with many moving pieces and nuanced policy choices. Brian received a B.A with Honors from UC Santa Cruz and an M.B.A from the University of Washington, where he led the school’s Net Impact chapter. Previously, he was a program director for Volunteers in Asia, a non-profit cross-cultural exchange organization based at Stanford University. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.


Outside BERK


Brian spent three life-changing years in Indonesia where he taught English, learned the language and culture, discovered a love for non-profit management that led him to business school, and met his wife Michelle. Back in Seattle, Brian enjoys listening to music, live and recorded, exploring the region’s parks with his kids, Aidan and Aliya, and trail running.