Megan Connor Murphy
As Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs at Tipping Point Communications, Megan Connor Murphy provides strategic counsel to key clients on a day-to-day basis, manages and develops team members, and identifies and supports new business initiatives, generating continued growth for the agency.
Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, public affairs, journalism and politics. Her considerable experience includes work in the public sector, economic development, technology, healthcare, energy, and consumer product industries. Clients have included Fortune 500 companies, respected regional firms, and national consumer brands, including General Motors/Chevrolet; Olympus; Frontier Communications; EarthLink; Shiseido Group; Barilla Pasta; Mentholatum; Tenet Health; and the New York State Economic Development Council and numerous industrial development agencies (IDAs).
Prior to joining Tipping Point, Murphy was director of public relations and social media at Martino Flynn where she served as a member of the agency’s senior management team and led the eight-person PR department. Prior to that, she was vice president of public affairs at Dixon Schwabl, where she guided the Victor-based agency’s 18-person PR team and managed the department’s financials. While at the company, she played a leading role in the development of the department’s growth strategy, which more than doubled revenues in three years. Previously, Murphy worked in a variety of editorial positions with local, national, and international publications, including the Rochester Business Journal and Time Magazine. She began her career in government and politics, working for the National Endowment for Democracy and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, as well as with the Monroe County Democratic Committee and the Rochester City Council.
Murphy has been recognized repeatedly throughout her career for her work in both public relations and journalism. She’s earned numerous PRism awards, including those for her work with GM/Chevrolet, Frontier and Shiseido. As a reporter, she received a statewide Writer of the Year honor from the New York Press Association and a first-place breaking news award from the Associated Press.
Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University’s School of International Service and a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She currently resides in Pittsford, N.Y., with her husband and two children.