Modernism Week Names John Murphy of Adobe to Board of Directors

John Murphy

Modernism Week announced that it has named software executive John Murphy to its Board of Directors. Murphy is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe Inc, the global software company that creates products and services to help people create, manage, measure, optimize and engage with their clients.

Murphy has more than 25 years of finance experience and leads Adobe’s worldwide Finance and Operations team driving continued business momentum. Prior to his current position, Murphy served as Adobe’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Adobe in 2017, John was CAO and Global Controller at Qualcomm, where he managed a global team leading core financial functions for the company. Murphy has had senior positions at DIRECTV, Experian, and Nestlé, and began his professional career at Price Waterhouse Cooper. Murphy has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.

“We are delighted to have someone of John Murphy’s caliber join the Modernism Week board,” said William Kopelk, Chairman of the Board. “We pride ourselves on curating our board with individuals that can offer skills and experiences that add to the overall stature of our board. We are thrilled that John will be able to lend his expertise to our growing organization.”

“I am honored to join the Modernism Week board,” said Murphy. “I have a deep personal interest in architecture and midcentury modern culture and design. I often joke that if I were not in finance, I would be starring in my own home renovation show on HGTV. I look forward to working with the Modernism Week board as we continue to expand our programs to meet the growing demand for preservation and cultural tourism.”

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