About Amy Murray
Since her election in 2013, Amy Murray has served the people of Cincinnati as City Council’s hardest working member. Her work ethic stems from an extensive background in the private sector, which includes a 15-year career at one of Cincinnati’s most successful corporations, Procter & Gamble. She worked extensively as a leader in their Asian business development department, a department that she found fascinating after having lived in Japan as a child. This passion for Japan and economic development led to Amy starting her own consulting firm, Japan Consulting Group. Her firm was dedicated to helping American companies grow their business in Japan and with Japanese companies located in the United States. As an independent consultant, Amy gained valuable insight into the needs and challenges of small businesses. Her extensive knowledge of the private sector and her commitment to hard work on behalf of her constituents have constantly guided her during her time as a public servant.
She currently serves as Chair of the Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee, and Vice Chair of both the Budget and Finance Committee and Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee. Amy was also appointed by Mayor John Cranley to the Cincinnati Planning Commission and as the councilmember responsible for Cincinnati Sister Cities.
On a state level, Councilwoman Murray has served on Governor John Kasich’s task-force on Police-Community Relations, as well as currently serving on an advisory committee dedicated to tackling the issue of infant mortality.
Her schedule stays busy with not only committee and council meetings, but with constituent requests, community councils, and events throughout the city.
Along with her service as an elected official, Amy has an extensive history of political involvement and a passion for diving into the issues when it comes to making Cincinnati a better place to live and work. She was a past president of Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, where she worked closely with residents, businesses and the city to bring about positive change. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Zoo and is also involved with the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute, the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network, and the Women in Governing program. She also spent a couple years teaching a course on International Marketing at Xavier University as an adjunct professor.
Amy is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She has four children, with the youngest two residing with her and her husband Wally in Mt. Lookout.