Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

The WK Kellogg Foundation has hired Michael Murphy as VP-communications to handle US and international outreach and provide counsel to CEO La June Montgomery Tabron.

He joins the Battle Creek, MI, organization from the Cleveland Foundation, where he was chief marketing officer in charge of its brand strategy and reputation management.

Murphy, who joined CF in 2013, worked with city, county, public and private sector officials to promote equity and equality for people living in Greater Cleveland.

At Burson-Marsteller, he was managing director in its corporate and financial practice.

Murphy held the senior VP position at FleishmanHillard, handling reputation campaigns and organizing coalitions and community partnerships for grassroots campaigns. He also managed the Omnicom unit’s FH Out Front practice to connect clients in the LGBTQ+ community.

Murphy, who also did a stint as spokesperson for Fox News’ DC bureau, began his career at Ketchum.

Founded by cereal entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, the Foundation works to create opportunities for vulnerable children.