Dave Murphy is the interim vice president for marketing and communication at Marquette University.
Marquette promises students an education that prepares them to be the difference in the world. The role of the Office of Marketing and Communication is to represent that promise throughout Marquette's branding, marketing and communication initiatives. Murphy has led Marquette's brand marketing efforts for four years, overseeing the development and growth of Marquette's brand strategies and working to achieve positive marketplace impact in academic reputation, student recruitment, fundraising and alumni relations.
Originally born in Dublin, Ireland, Murphy received a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1983. He has more than 25 years experience in the marketing and advertising field.
Before joining Marquette in 2008, Dave served as executive creative director and partner at Versant, a marketing and communications firm in Milwaukee.
Dave is a member of the Downtown Milwaukee Rotary Club, where he currently serves as chair of the marketing committee. He also is vice chair of the Nativity Jesuit Middle School board in Milwaukee. In 1997, the Milwaukee Business Journal included him as one of the city’s "Forty Under 40." He and his wife, Margaret, live in Wauwatosa and have two children, Alex and Tess.