Dennis Murphy, President

Dennis Murphy serves as the President of Ventry Associates. In this role, he has overseen multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects and some of the most complex siting and permitting issues in the Commonwealth. He has been nationally recognized for Ventry’s unparalleled success in representing non-profit organizations and has been a featured speaker at conferences where he has shared his unique approach and model. In 2016, Mr. Murphy received the Government Relations Professional of the Year Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the organization's national conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Mr. Murphy belongs to the ownership group of the Springfield Thunderbirds, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Florida Panthers. He is also a founder of New Valley Bank, a new community bank founded in western Massachusetts.

Prior to joining Ventry, Mr. Murphy served in the Massachusetts State Legislature for six years representing the 9th Hampden District. In only his second term, Mr. Murphy was selected by House Speaker Charles Flaherty to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Energy. In his third term, he was elevated to Chairman of the Joint Committee on Energy by Speaker Thomas Finneran. During his tenure as Chairman, Mr. Murphy oversaw numerous legislative initiatives including the deregulation of the electric industry.

Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from American International College.