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Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board names new chair

Patrick Murphy

FRANKFORT, Ky. — UPS workforce planning manager Patrick Murphy was appointed chairperson of the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Wednesday. Murphy has served as a committee member on the statewide board since 2014.

“Pat’s distinguished career in human resources and workforce planning with UPS, has made him an influential and respected voice on the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board over the past five years,” said Gov. Bevin. “He has played an integral role in KWIB’s strategic efforts to enhance the commonwealth’s exceptional, world-class workforce, and we look forward to building upon this strong momentum under Pat’s leadership.”

Murphy began his career at UPS in Louisville in 1986 as a package handler in the overnight operation, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville. He earned his degree in 1987 and was moved to the company’s human resources department in 1988.

“2019 marks my fifth year as a member of the KWIB and I am honored to be named chair of the board,” said Murphy. “I consider myself to be very fortunate to be a part of the work that is being done to make a difference for employers, communities and citizens across the commonwealth. It is critical that KWIB partners work together as we strive to positively impact Kentucky by having a workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of today as well as the future.”

Since 1988, Murphy’s responsibilities have included compensation and benefits, health and safety, employee relations and extensive experience in all facets of employment within UPS’s airline positions, including pilots and aircraft mechanics. In addition to his position at UPS, Murphy is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Society of Human Resources Management.

KWIB is a 27-member, employer-led advisory board that advises the governor on workforce issues and guides the strategic direction of the commonwealth’s workforce system. For more information about KWIB, visit https://kwib.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx.