Kit G. Murphy

Chief Operating Officer

Biography

Kit Murphy has over 20 years of experience in general law firm management with a special emphasis on building success through people, planning for and managing change, and creating an effective corporate identity and culture. She and her team direct the firm’s business operations, including all aspects of financial, marketing, facilities and human resource management as well as strategic and long term planning.

Prior to her career in the legal industry, she served for 7 years as vice president of operations for a high-tech, high-growth startup manufacturing business, which involved product development, market launch and significant growth including capital acquisition phases.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Franklin University Management and Leadership Advisory Board, 2014-present
  • Board Member, Westminster-Thurber Community, 2004-2011; Vice Chair, 2007-2008; Chair, 2009-2011
  • Member, Capital City Organization Development Network, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Franklin University, 2009-2011
  • Member, Franklin University Organizational Communication Advisory Board, 2006-2011
  • Founding Member, Editorial Board, Small Firm News, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, Association of Legal Administrators, Columbus Chapter, 1998-2001; Board Chair, 1999-2000
Presentations & Published Works
  • Author, “A Seat at the Table,” Small Business News, 2005
Awards & Recognition
  • Recipient, Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award, Ohio Diversity Council, 2016
  • Named one of seven “Top Executive Women,” Columbus CEO, 2006
Education
  • Bowling Green State University (M.A., organization development)
  • Franklin University (B.S., organizational leadership)
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