Michael MurphyVice President
Michael joined Kimmel & Associates in 2005. He works in our Heavy Civil Division.
At Kimmel & Associates, Michael is known for being easy to work with, and clients and candidates trust him, and depend on him to meet their individual needs. He is an empathetic listener whose approach to business is to always do the right thing.
He earned a BA from Alfred University with a concentration in Photography.
Outside of the office, Michael is a devoted family man to his wife and their daughter.
We sat down with Michael and asked him the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
I get to meet new people each day.
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
Treat people with dignity and respect, be available, always follow up, and be empathetic – try to see the world through the eyes of others.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
I understand my market, and I use this market knowledge to be a trusted advisor to my clients and candidates.
- What can clients and candidates expect from you?
Honesty, and direct access to candidates and career opportunities that they cannot find on their own.
- Favorite book?
My Left Foot, the Story of Cristy Brown. A beautiful story of an Irish fella, born with Cerebral Palsy, who has the ability to control only his left foot. He finds meaning in creating art (painting) and writing. He experiences isolation, frustration, love, joy, and heartbreak as he spends his lifetime trying to overcome this seemingly impossible disability. Daniel-Day Lewis is superb as Cristy Brown, the film is beautifully shot, and most importantly, there is redemption.
- What causes are you passionate about?
My experience as a father and husband and my work here have shown me that everyone brings something different into this world. Everyone learns differently. Everyone brings with him or her a unique series of life experiences. We work, love, worship, live, and speak in our individual manner. It is a big world, with plenty of room for everyone.
- Personal interests?
I am a lifelong runner – and it is still one of the highlights of my day, every day. My wife (Susan) and daughter (Rose) and I are all avid gardeners, and we all love to cook and host dinners. If you don’t see me on the road, in the garden, or on the trail, I’ll probably be washing the cars, walking my dog, or working on our lovely century-old home – I’m never at a loss for something to do. I’ll still take your call, though!