SHARE April 2013 Humanitarian of the Month
Terry Murphy Biography
We would like to congratulate Ms. Terry Murphy you on being selected as The SHARE nonprofit organization as the “SHARE Humanitarian of The Month of April 2013. Each month SHARE honors people in the community who give relentlessly and without hesitation to help others in need. You assistance with our Rape Crisis Center and your other work in our community is so much appreciated.
Terry Murphy is widely recognized and highly regarded as a public policy expert in Southern Nevada. As President of Strategic Solutions since 1997, Terry has served as an advisor to a wide variety of executives, public officials, businesses, and public agencies regarding public policy, strategic planning, and business development issues. Her impressive client list includes many of the top companies in Nevada, including Station Casinos, Wynn Resorts, KB Home, Forest City Enterprises, and First Transit, to name a few.
From 1991 until 1997, Terry served Clark County government in a variety of capacities, including Director of Administrative Services and Assistant Director of Comprehensive Planning. She was responsible for public policy development and implementation for the Board of County Commissioners, legislative initiatives, environmental and land use planning, capital facility planning and county-wide strategic planning.
From 1989 until 1991, Terry served as Government Affairs Specialist for the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, forging a partnership with government agencies and environmental groups to create the Clark County Habitat Conservation Plan for the desert tortoise, a plan that has been recognized nationally for innovation and success in dealing with threatened and endangered species.
From 1987 until 1989, Terry served as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Southern Nevada and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Terry currently serves as Honorary Consul of Ireland for Nevada, President of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, on the Board of Advisors for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and as a Director for HELP of Southern Nevada. Terry has previously served on the boards of the Las Vegas Monorail Company and Kids to Kids Nevada. She has also served on the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s Integrated Water Resource Planning Advisory Committee, Clark County Mixed Use Development Committee, Governor’s Committee to Conduct a Fundamental Review of State Government, and as Chair of the Clark County Organization Resource Review Committee.
Terry holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.