Xavier Magazine

Leading Man

Coaching others is Dan Murphy’s forte. During the day, his company, The Marketing Alliance, teaches business owners to lead more effectively. In his free time, he coaches his kids’ soccer teams. And now, the 1985 graduate is coaching fellow alumni as the new president of the national alumni association.

His goal: To strengthen the chapters through leadership development.

“Chapters are only as effective as their leader,” says Murphy. “Training people to lead is my passion.”

Murphy, of Cincinnati, also hopes to be a voice for the 50 chapters.

“I believe they need to be heard at the highest level of the University,” he says. “We’ll get feedback on what alumni need so that their voice is represented.”

Aiding him is Los Angeles chapter president Rod Rodriguez, Class of 1968.

“It shows we’re not a Cincinnati-based network, but are truly national in scope. He’ll bring diversity to the board, which reflects Xavier’s mission.”

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