Many of us had the honor of working on Brian Murphy’s 2010 primary campaign for governor, so we are especially delighted that he agreed to join us as a speaker on January 8th to share his perspective on the campaign and his suggestions on where we go from here to advance conservative principles in Maryland.
Brian entered the Maryland political scene in 2010 with his bid for the Republican nomination for Governor. Although defeated in the Primary by former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Brian’s campaign garnered national attention and the endorsements of Governor Sarah Palin, Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families PAC, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, Dr. Jim Pelura, Family Research Council PAC, Concerned Women for America PAC, Maryland Right to Life PAC, and the National Black Pro-Life Union. Brian has been featured prominently in BusinessWeek, USA Today, the CBS Evening News, FoxBusiness Channel, Wharton Magazine, the Washington Post, and the Baltimore Sun, and he has been a regular guest on WBAL, WCBM, and WMAL radio. In the days leading up to the General Election, Governor Ehrlich invited Brian to be the lead-off speaker at a rally featuring Mayor Rudy Giuliani. At the event, Ehrlich dubbed Brian, “The future of the party.”
Brian grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a product of Maryland public schools. Formerly with Constellation Energy, Brian helped build the company into North America’s leading merchant energy company. He oversaw a portfolio comprising more than 25 power plants and annual revenues in excess of $4 billion. Currently, Brian is Founder and President of The Plimhimmon Group, a principal investment firm.
Brian attended the University of Maryland on a full academic scholarship, where he was a walk-on member of the 1996 ACC Championship soccer team. He graduated with departmental and university honors in Economics. Brian also holds an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Brian is active in many local and international charities, and he and his wife, Joy, reside in Chevy Chase with their four children.
See Brian Murphy’s excellent op-ed in the Baltimore Sun last week, here.