Iowa State University, B.A. in English & Sociology
Iowa State University, M.S. in Education
Joanna Murray’s career is distinguished by her success in building successful organizations, leading high-performing teams and developing authentic executive leaders within diverse corporate, non-profit and educational settings. Recognized as a strategic thinker, an effective change agent, and an inspiring coach, Ms. Murray has artfully moved several organizations from good to true excellence. She has earned a reputation for her creative problem solving, strategic agility, and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external clients by gaining their trust and respect.
Ms. Murray was a founding partner with Ki ThoughtBridge, where she provided client support in the areas of leadership development, post merger integration, change management and the resolution of conflict. Working within Fortune 500 companies and national non-profit organizations Ms. Murray developed constructive and effective consulting and coaching relationships and demonstrated her ability as a versatile learner who can quickly translate complex problems and discern clear, actionable, solutions for her clients.
Currently Ms. Murray serves as the Senior Vice President for Community Impact with the United Way of the Midlands in Omaha, Nebraska. Her additional experience includes, serving as the President and CEO of the Leadership Investment, in Denver, Colorado, Vice President for Trustee Leadership Development, in Indianapolis, Indiana. And She was also the founding Executive Director of the Metro Denver Chamber Leadership Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Prior to her roles in the business sector, Ms. Murray worked in higher education, including five years as the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Denver.
Ms. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in English and Sociology, and a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Development. She is certified in assets-based coaching through the Cramer Institute and also is a certified trainer for Brain Technologies, Inc.