Joe Murphy joined District 155 prior to the 2011-2012 school year. Previously, he served Lemont High School District 210 as business manager for three years and Community High School District 218 as assistant business manager and director of purchasing for five years. In his role at District 155, Murphy is responsible for directing all financial activities including establishing and tracking the district’s budget, overseeing cost reduction measures, improving financial processes, and assisting the board of education during the tax levy process.
Murphy has served as an elected official to his local school board and park board, and presently is chairman of the board of Moraine Valley Community College. Murphy boasts a strong background in the private sector including nearly 30 years in the commercial and financial industries and 15 years as a small business owner.
Joe Murphy has been honored as the Blue Island Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year,” and is a past recipient of Illinois State University’s prestigious “E. Burton Mercier Service Award” for his community service efforts. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University in 1982, and a master’s degree in school business management from Northern Illinois in 2006 and holds an Illinois Chief School Business Official Endorsement (Type 75).
Joe and his wife, Rosemary, are the parents of three daughters: Jacqueline, Julianna, and Cara.