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Rick Murray

Department: Administration
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 602.306.4000

When looking at Rick Murray’s background, one would ask if there is anything that he hasn’t done.

After graduating from college, Rick went to work in broadcast news photography with the idea that someday he would own a television station. Soon Rick found himself in his first entrepreneurial role when he started a small advertising agency and production company. This grew into a sports production company where he obtained the rights to televise basketball games for New Mexico State University. Rick then thought he would try his hand again in broadcast news, but this time he ended up in front of the camera. As the business and education reporter, Rick developed a fast bond with the school superintendent who hired him to head up the community and government relations department for the 85,000 student Albuquerque Public Schools.

This lobbying experience gained notice with the Governor’s office when he was asked to head up the struggling New Mexico State Fair. With nearly 400 employees and a $13 million budget, this was certainly going to be Rick’s biggest challenge. After successfully getting the State Fair back on solid financial ground, Rick went to work with the people he feared most….DENTISTS! As Executive Director of the New Mexico Dental Association and the state’s #1 dental-phobe, Rick dramatically increased revenue by developing relationships with business partners. This got the attention of the Arizona Dental Association who was looking for help in the same category. In just 6 short years under Rick’s leadership, the Arizona Dental Association grew by nearly $2 million using the same formula he had always used: developing relationships with businesses for mutual success and surrounding himself with a team of people believing in a common goal. Rick is also well-versed in HIPAA compliance issues and healthcare related businesses.

As you can see, Rick not only answers the door when opportunity knocks, he runs to welcome it with open arms. While nothing brings Rick more joy than spending time with his children and 3 dogs, and coaching soccer and baseball, Rick is occasionally known to hit the links and support the local golf course community.

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