Dennis Murphy serves as the Managing Partner 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.
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.
In addition to his work at the State House, Mr. Murphy served as the statewide director for Thomas Reilly’s successful 1998 campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General. In this capacity, Mr. Murphy oversaw the assembly of delegates at the state convention, arranged fundraising efforts, and served as campaign liaison to the legislature. Mr. Murphy also served as Chair of the Springfield House Legislative Delegation from 1998 to 1999, securing unprecedented funding for the cities of Springfield and Chicopee. In addition, Mr. Murphy has managed state and local campaigns, served as Chairman of the Springfield Democratic Committee, and worked as Executive Assistant to Springfield Mayor Mary Hurley from 1991–1992.
Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from American International College.