Timothy P. Murphy
President, Thomson Reuters Special Services
FBI Deputy Director (Ret.)
With 30 years of public and private sector experience—primarily in the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Timothy P. Murphy is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence, and business communities.
A Michigan native, Murphy became a police officer after graduating from college in 1983. In 1988, he joined the FBI as a special agent. He held a number of operational positions in a variety of field offices nationwide, investigating matters as diverse as counterterrorism, intelligence, cyber and organized crime, and even serving as an FBI pilot. Mr. Murphy served in various management roles, to include serving as a Special Assistant to the FBI Director—a position that gave him a unique, high-altitude view of the Global FBI from both operational and administrative perspectives. He steadily climbed the Bureau’s management ladder, eventually serving as the Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati field office, the Bureau’s Chief Financial Officer, and then it’s Chief Operating Officer. He eventually rose to become the Deputy Director of the FBI, a position he held until retiring in 2011. Prior to joining TRSS, Mr. Murphy was a Vice President at MacAndrews and Forbes, Inc.
In his last two FBI positions, Mr. Murphy oversaw the operational and administration aspects of a workforce that was more than 35,000 strong, spread throughout 56 national offices and more than 60 international offices. This included all operational aspects of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Criminal, Cyber and Intelligence Programs, as well as human resources, training, strategy management, facilities management, records management, security, financial management, information technology, inspection, internal audit and leadership development.
Mr. Murphy maintains close ties to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and is frequently consulted for his expertise in global cyber, counterterrorism, intelligence, criminal and security issues. He is a guest lecturer at colleges and universities on these issues. He is frequently called on to speak on these topics in the media. He is member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Deputy Co-Chairman of the FBI/DHS Domestic Security Alliance Council, the FBI Agents Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also member of the Advisory Board of three cyber-security companies, Advisor to Glilot Capital, Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Chair of the Audit Committee, and The Foundation Board of Directors for Ferris State University.