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Jo Murray has been a public relations principal in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1981. She oversaw emergency communications on Sept. 11 and the following days for Oakland International Airport; handled pre-IPO public relations for Secure Computing Corp., the Roseville, Minn., firm that had the highest opening day gain of any stock in history; managed preparations for an estimated 2,000 reporters when a former Russian First Lady was scheduled to visit Children's Hospital Oakland; and worked with reporters from seven nations on coverage of the International Women's Trans-Antarctic Expedition - initiated by a group of Russian women.

Other client experience includes Fort James, the Fortune 500 paper manufacturer (now part of Georgia-Pacific); AT&T Broadband, Madison Park Real Estate Investment Trust; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and a group of neighbors of the former Ernest Hemingway home in Ketchum, Idaho. She opened an Idaho office, serving Boise and the Sun Valley area, in 2002.

Clients have appeared on national television network news, as well as on Good Morning, America and the Today Show, have received coverage in national media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN and Financial News Network, and have been featured in leading trade publications in a variety of industries.

Jo was associate editor of The Tribune in Oakland from 1978 to 1981, and a reporter prior to that. Professional journalism awards are an indication of the respect the news media has for her. Awards include those of the California Trial Lawyers' Association, the State Bar of California, the Press Club of San Francisco, and Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists.

She has spoken on emergency communications at the Airports Council International marketing conference, and the Public Relations Round Table of San Franciso. In addition, she has spoken at seminars on media relations sponsored by the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Mountain Express newspaper and Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Her work on airport expansion plans won an award from Airports Council International.

She has served as a board member of the Public Relations Round Table of San Francisco, the nation's oldest public relations organization, and as president of the East Bay chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, which won an award as the best chapter of its size in the nation during her presidency, and as a board member of Capital City Communicators in Boise. She also has been a member of the Advisory Council of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a board member of the Oakland-Nakhodka (Russia) Sister City Association. In Sun Valley she was co-founder and first president of the Wood River Women's Charitable Foundation.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

 


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