Mike Murphy is a founding principal of Navigators Global.

Mr. Murphy is one of the Republican Party’s most successful political media consultants. He has been called a “media master” by Fortune Magazine, the GOP’s “hottest media consultant” by Newsweek, and the leader of a “new breed” of campaign consultants by Congressional Quarterly Inc. 

Mr. Murphy has handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns, including the successful gubernatorial races of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, John Engler, Tommy Thompson, Christie Whitman, Dirk Kempthorne and Terry Branstad, as well as the successful senatorial races of Lamar Alexander, Slade Gorton, Spence Abraham, Jeff Sessions, Dirk Kempthorne, Steve Symms, Paul Coverdell and Larry Pressler. In 2000, he served as senior strategist for U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. In 2003, he was senior strategist for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s historic recall election in California. 

In addition to his campaign work, Mr. Murphy advises several Fortune 500 corporations and leading interest groups. He has advised leaders in more than five foreign countries. 

A frequent pundit in the media, Mr. Murphy is a regular quest on the Meet the Press roundtable and writes the "Murphy's Law" column for TIME magazine.  Mr. Murphy also works as a writer and producer in the entertainment industry.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2001, he was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard's JFK School of Government.

  • Founding principal of Navigators Global
  • Senior partner at Revolution Agency, a strategic communications and public affairs firm in Washington, DC
  • Media expert specializing in issue advocacy advertising
  • Senior strategist on 26 successful statewide political campaigns
  • Frequent guest on Meet the Press and author of “Murphy’s Law” column for TIME Magazine