Management Consultant; 24 November 1958 - 10 April 2012

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The late Steve Murphy had more than 15 years' international consulting, nonprofit and manufacturing experience. As management consultant, he provided competitive intelligence to organizations making decisions about market entry, overseas business and global partners. In Kansas City, he co-founded the International Professionals Networking Association and authored marketing materials for the International Relations Council. Prior to consulting, he was Director, Corporate Development Projects for Huhtamaki Americas where he led M & A projects in the U.S. and Mexico (2000-2001). From 1989 to 2000, while based in Belgium and France, he served as Division Business Controller, Manufacturing Program Coordinator and Factory Manager with Van Leer, a $2 billion Dutch multinational. He started his career as Customer Service Field Engineer for a high-growth precision coating startup company in California. Steve earned an MS in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA in Public & Private Management from the Yale School of Management.

Co-author of Cultural Detective India