Mr. Murphy joined Mother Murphy’s Laboratories in 1974 and has been president for the past 16 years.
Mr. Murphy has been active in a number of trade organizations, including as president of the Cookie and Snack Bakers Association, the National Allied Trades Association, the Texas Allied Trades Association, as well as currently serving as a director on the Bakers National Education Foundation and as a member of the Food Marketing Education Council. He also has been active in community organizations, including as a member of the Financial Board of Wofford College (Spartanburg, S.C.), from which he graduated in 1974. He makes his home in Greensboro, N.C.
Donald Thriffiley Jr., senior vice-president of human resources at Flowers Foods, Inc., was elected vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees.
By vote of the AIB Membership, the following members were re-elected to the Board: Kevin Schoen, vice-president of manufacturing, General Mills, Inc.; Fred Springer, president, Burford Corp.; and Campbell Williams, director of operations, BCW Food Products, Inc.