Appointed in 2020, Ms. Amy Murray currently serves as the Deputy DASD for Industrial Policy and Director for the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). As the OSBP Director, Ms. Murray leads a network of over 700 Small Business professionals and serves as the Principal Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy for all matters relating to Small Business. In her roles, Ms. Murray is responsible for integrating all DoD Small Business initiatives and overseeing the efficient and effective functioning of the Department's Small Business Specialists and Acquisition Workforce. Under her leadership, Ms. Murray provides guidance and oversight to Military Service and Agencies in creating unity of effort in executing the DoD Small Business Strategy, which directly supports the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy. Prior to entering into government service, Ms. Murray spent many years in the private sector. Most notably, during her 14 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G), she managed a portfolio of businesses and developed programs, focusing chiefly on P&G’s Asian market. She then went on to find her own consulting firm where she focused on strategies for building successful relationships with Japanese companies.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Murray was twice elected to the Cincinnati City Council, where she was the Chairwoman of the Economic Growth and Zoning Committee and Vice-Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee. She served on Governor Kasich’s Task Force on Police-Community Relations and is an alumna of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute, Governing Magazine Women in Government Leadership Program, and the American Enterprise Leadership Network. She currently participates in the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership.
Ms. Murray has a BA in Economics from Arizona State University and is proficient in Japanese.