PATH names Mark Murray vice president for Global Engagement and Communications

March 20, 2015 by PATH

Murray to serve on executive leadership team and lead PATH's public engagement strategy

Claire Hudson, PATH

Mark Murray

Photo: courtesy of Mark Murray.

Seattle, March 20, 2015–PATH has named Mark D. Murray as vice president for Global Engagement and Communications. Murray will begin March 30, 2015 and be based at PATH's Seattle headquarters.

As vice president of the Global Engagement and Communications division, Murray will oversee PATH's brand, communications, policy and advocacy, philanthropy, and strategic corporate engagements. He will manage teams responsible for telling the story of PATH's work internally and externally, inspiring donors and corporations to partner with and support PATH's work, and supporting the efforts of governments and policymakers around the world to adopt healthy policies.

Murray is a global communications leader with extensive experience in both government and the corporate sector. He has a strong background in strategic planning and execution, public affairs and issues management, digital and social communications channels, and corporate communications.

"I am pleased to welcome Mark to PATH, where he will lead a critical piece of our work," said Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH. "Given his multi-sector background and years of experience leading effective global teams, he is well-positioned for this role. PATH has nearly 40 years of experience as a leader in global health innovation and our Global Engagement and Communications team plays a central role in building the foundation for PATH to continue its important work."

Murray served as press secretary, legislative director, and chief of staff to US Representative Don Bonker, who chaired the Foreign Affairs subcommittees on Human Rights and International Organizations and Trade and Economic Development. He also served as communications director, speechwriter, and deputy chief of staff to Seattle Mayor Norm Rice. Most recently, he served in a number of senior communications roles at Microsoft, including citizenship communications, global public affairs communications, managing Microsoft's corporate digital channels, and leading the international communications function across more than 100 countries.

"PATH has improved the lives of millions of people globally, and I am incredibly motivated to help PATH achieve its vision of ensuring healthy lives for women, children, and families, no matter where they live," Murray said.

Murray holds a BA with distinction in Political Science from Stanford University.