NAME: Melissa Bishop Murphy
TITLE: Senior Director of Government Relations
WHAT MAKES THIS PERSON A GAME CHANGER:
Melissa Bishop Murphy is the senior director of government relations at Pfizer, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company. She is also a board of director of the National Hispanic Caucus of State and Local Legislators and chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ Law, Justice and Ethics committee. With more than 18 years of healthcare experience and 16 years of state and federal public affairs and government relations experience, she has served in a variety of leadership experiences throughout her career. Prior to her current position at Pfizer, she was the pharmaceutical giant’s director/team leader for 10 years. She also worked as the general counsel for the Department of Medical Assistance. Murphy is a summa cum laude graduate of Stillman College. She also earned her Juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and her MBA from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.