James P. Murphy
James P. Murphy, 68, was appointed to our board in January 2021 and currently serves as the EVP, COO of Costco Wholesale’s International Division. Mr. Murphy has been responsible for directing the expansion and operations of Costco’s businesses outside of North America since 2004 and is a member of Costco’s executive committee. Prior to his current position he held a variety of leadership roles including SVP - International, SVP - Europe, SVP - Northeast Region and VP Operations - Northern California. Prior to joining Costco in 1987 he worked for Lucky Stores in a variety of operational roles beginning in 1971. Mr. Murphy has served and continues to serve on a variety of non-profit boards including the University of Portland Board of Regents and the College Success Foundation, where he serves as Vice-Chair. Mr. Murphy earned a M.B.A. from the University of Portland and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.