Meet the Team
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Founder and president of The Murphy Agency, Inc., John has more than 40 years of experience in advertising, sales and marketing management. Over his career, he directed major promotional campaigns, launched citywide initiatives, and co-authored The Akron Family Album, a photographic memoir of Greater Akron from 1900 to 1970.
John has extensive media experience, having worked in newspapers, magazines, radio and as a direct-response copywriter in the direct mail industry.
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, he launched a city-wide drive to buy New York City a firetruck. The resulting fundraising drive brought in more than $1.4 million from the greater Akron area, allowing the city to purchase a 95-ft. ladder truck and two ambulances for Ladder Company 163 in Queens, New York.
John has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing management and research from the University of Akron. He has also completed advanced training in online strategy development from HubSpot, the world’s largest marketing automation software company. John has also attained Individual Qualification in Google Analytics and completed Site Structure and Search Engine Optimization training from Yoast Academy.
He and his wife, Mary, live in Hudson, Ohio. They have two adult children, four grandchildren and two crazy cats.
Andrea teaches art at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Wadsworth. She is a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art, KNOW (Knowledgeable Network of Women‚ Greater Akron Chamber), and SACI (Studio Art Centers International‚ Florence, Italy).
Andrea also loves traveling to Italy where she spent four months abroad studying graphic design and Italian Renaissance art history.
An outdoors enthusiast who enjoys gourmet cooking and gardening. She also publishes her own blog, Andrea’s Vista, that chronicles her life’s passions and interests.