Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy handles Government Affairs at the Empire Center.

Murphy has held various leadership roles in education reform organizations, most recently at the Invest in Education Foundation, an organization that supports policies to provide access to quality school options for children.  He served as Policy and Communications Director at the New York Charter Schools Association, which included legislative advocacy and where he wrote for the Association’s weblog, The Chalkboard. He also served as a Vice President at the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute, one of two statewide charter school authorizers, where he managed the application review and approval process.

Mr. Murphy previously served in the Office of New York Governor George Pataki, where he helped to develop the New York Charter Schools Act and the School Tax Relief (STAR) program.  He also held positions at the New York State Division of the Budget and the state Senate Finance Committee.

Mr. Murphy received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of the State University of New York at Albany, and his B.A. in economics from the University at Albany.