MICHAEL P. MURPHY (Mike)
Mike Murphy is the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Environmental Enhancement and has been serving in this position for 14 years. Mike’s current responsibilities include the oversight of the following programs: Waste Tire Management, Environmental Impact Review, Litter Prevention and Recycling, Coastal Resources Management, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Education. Mike is also a member of DEQ’s legislative and strategic planning teams.
In 1988, Mike was hired by the former Virginia Department of Waste Management as the Commonwealth's first full-time Recycling Program Manager. Since the creation of the Department of Environmental Quality in 1993, Mike has served in management positions in the Policy Office, the Waste Management Division, and the Office of Grants Management and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Mike has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mike was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoys fishing and playing golf.
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