Stephanie Murphy

In 2016, Stephanie became the first Vietnamese American women ever elected to the US Congress. She served on the House Ways and Means Committee, the Armed Services Committee, Small Business Committee, and the historic Select Committee to Investigate the Jan 6th Attack on the Capitol. She was known as an effective legislator cutting through partisan gridlock to establish an exceptional record of legislative success. Stephanie led the bipartisan effort to lift the federal gun violence research ban and created the tax benefit that enabled businesses to retain and rehire workers during the pandemic. She also carved out a role as a leading Congressional voice on trade and national security policy.

Prior to serving in Congress, Stephanie was an executive at an investment firm, where she evaluated business opportunities and worked with management teams to navigate regulatory and business risk. She started her business career at Deloitte Consulting and provided strategic advice to multinational companies. In addition, she was an instructor of finance at Rollins College and helped launch the social entrepreneurship program on campus.

Stephanie was a national security specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she received numerous awards for her service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She helped to shape U.S. policy in the Asia Pacific by fostering cooperation in capacity building, disaster preparedness, special operations, and counterterrorism. Stephanie led the effort to set the Defense Department’s strategic direction and priorities for security cooperation and contingency planning.

Stephanie is the co-Chair of the US Global Leadership Coalition board and board member for the RAND Corporation and the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. She also currently serves on the advisory boards for several companies. Stephanie is a Pritzker Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics focusing on the intersection of business and politics.

Stephanie earned a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.