Mike Murray joined JNP in 2023 as the Director of Sales for the Midwest Region. In his role, Mike is responsible for expanding the Merchandise Miracle Maker footprint throughout the Midwest by acquiring new partners and servicing existing accounts. Additionally, he will be opening JNP’s new Chicago office. Murray joins JNP after a ten-year career in the college athletics industry, most recently as the Associate Director of Development for Northwestern University Athletics. Prior to his time at Northwestern, Murray served in fundraising and sales roles at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), the United States Military Academy at West Point (Army), the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University.
In his time as a college athletics administrator, Murray contributed to record breaking ticket sales and fundraising metrics at each institution he served. His experiences included account management, prospect research, annual fundraising, capital campaign planning, major gift fundraising, event planning and strategic communications. Mike brings these experiences and his servant leadership and relationship driven approach to JNP.
Originally from West Philadelphia, Murray earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2013. Though he currently resides in Chicago, IL, you can find him passionately cheering on his Philly sports teams year-round.