Richard is President / CEO of Murphy Logistics, an asset based 3PL that provides distribution, transportation, warehousing, value-added, real-estate, and customized business logistics services for domestic and international clients through 15 locations in Minnesota and Missouri. He also runs a specialized rigging/millwright firm and numerous real estate entities. He is the 4th generation of Murphy to run the family enterprises since its founding in 1904.
In 2016 Richard was honored as one of the 10 inaugural members of the “Most Admired CEOs” in Minnesota by the Mpls. / St. Paul Business Journal. He also was esteemed as a member in the first class of “50 Over 50 most accomplished and inspiring Minnesotans” by AARP & Pollen. In 2015 Richard was awarded the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Alumni Award and in November 2014 he was inducted into the College of Fellows of The American Society of Landscape Architects. The U of MN recognized his landscape architecture graduate student teaching with its Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006.
His companies are widely recognized nationally and internationally for their 25+ years of sustainability practices. These range from being a pioneer in planting acres of native prairies on their logistics campuses, to becoming the largest landowner in Minneapolis to no longer pay stormwater fees, to becoming the 5th largest solar PV producer in Minnesota, to creating the largest fully LED lit building in the Upper Midwest. Richard is a licensed Landscape Architect, Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects – MN Chapter, and recently completed 25 years teaching graduate students in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.
Richard is a past Chair of the global Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Chair of the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS), and Board Member of the College of Design at the U of MN. He currently sits on the Boards of Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota, Western National Insurance Company, the U of MN Carlson School of Management’s Supply Chain & Operations Advisory Board, and MnDOT’s Transportation Policy and Economic Competitive Board.
Richard’s expertise ranges from logistics and transportation to design and real estate development.
Time: 8:45 AM; Room 1
Company: Murphy Logistics