Mr. Murray has 35-year experience with background in public and private sector
partnerships. He is an Experienced communicator, marketing/sales, and
organizational facilitator. Currently, He is a U.S. Federal, state and municipal
adviser and consultant.
In October of 2006, James M. Murray was named to serve on the Steering
Committee of the Urban Studies and Planning Program (USP) by Steven P. Erie,
Director, USP University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
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James Michael Murray, Marketing Manager
Present: Sales and Marketing Manager, GeoMat Engineering, Inc. Primary activity is pioneering Environmental
Management Systems (EMS) business in Libya.
2002-2005 Strategic Advisor to Management Consultant division of the Los Angeles County Economic
Development Corporation for Critical Infrastructure policy, i.e. economic, energy and
environmental sustainable development. Stormwater Planning Facilitator:
Coordinated coastal stormwater planning with State of California Education, Environmental and Policy
Advisor and consultant to City of San Diego Environmental Services Department.
2001 Facilitator for U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to broaden lead-based paint outreach program
along U.S.-Mexico border.
1998-2000 Facilitator for U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Office of International Affairs to recruit and organize a private sector
(CEO level) advisory committee to activate implementation of a model project for Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) 26 governments to protect ocean and coastal zones from land
based activities. First stage completed: December/1999. Result: former Secretary of Commerce
Bill Daley presented the proposed project at the APEC Presidents’ 1999 meeting in New Zealand
where economic ministers endorsed it. Budget came from Environmental Protection Agency,
White House, U.S. Agency for International Development, NOAA, Department of Commerce, and
the State Department. Recruited decision-making team from URS, EarthTech (TYCO), Louis Berger,
and Port of Long Beach (president) for meetings in Manila in May 2000. Matched U.S. and
counterpart firms in Philippines to partner in new APEC model projects with U.S./Philippine federal
agencies, and export credit agency finance sources.
1994-2002 Published 61 articles in the BIC Environmental, Industrial and Construction Trade Journal, Baton
Rouge, LA, (readership: oil, chemical and refinery industries).
1995-1999 Facilitator providing environmental services for University of California at San Diego, City of San
Diego, and strategic business services for AIG, ARCO, Saudi Royal Family, Governments of
India/Mexico, Qualcomm, Silicon Valley Bank.
1992-1994 Started-up, managed, and raised budget for U.S. Environmental Technology Export Council (etec)—
expanding paid CEO membership from three to 90 firms. Produced five federal/private sector
conferences. Published/Co-edited with Publisher/Editors of Environmental Business Journal, monthly
Environmental Export Report. Co-directed with president of the Institute of the Americas, U.S.
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Latin America Market Development
Cooperator Program (1993-4). Objective was to facilitate exports and marketing of U.S.
environmental goods and services. Coordinated closely with directors of World Bank and Latin
America institutional finance organizations.
1987-1991 Facilitated international business development for IBM Europe, PG&E, SDG&E, AT&T International
Purchasing Co., Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, Energotechprom (Russian
Ministry of Energy--utility infrastructure division). Represented the Mayor of San Diego in trade
planning with governments of Scotland in 1987, Russia in 1988.
1978-1999 Managed and facilitated business and personal security services for 20 different Royal Family of
Saudi Arabia families in Los Angeles. Duties included managing personnel, coordinating with local
law enforcement sources and networking with a number of the most experienced security firm
leaders in the U.S. Additionally, managed purchasing (sourcing), banking, and personal agenda
planning for the Saudis.
1977-1978 Facilitated strategic business development and consulting services for San Diego Urban League
called Business Outreach. Today, result is the (San Diego) Community Development Corporation
CDC—the largest SBA lender in the U.S. with a loan portfolio of $700 million primarily to women and
1975-1976 Produced first buyers trade fair for minorities and women to sell to 200 of the largest business,
federal, state and local government buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area—as President, Bay Area
Trade Fair (BATF) Inc. (Edgar Kaiser, Chairman, Kaiser Industries was BATF Chairman).
Concurrently, directed marketing for the U. S. Department of Commerce, Office of Minority Business,
San Francisco Bay Area Purchasing Council--facilitating new contracts.
1970-1974 Facilitated community economic development and communications for Bayview-Hunters Point Model
Cities Program, Mayor's Office of San Francisco: (annual administrative budget $5 million). Editor,
Bayview-Hunters Point Model Neighborhood News (65,000 residents). Editor/Organizational Advisor,
44 pages Citizens Participation Handbook. Marketing director, Southeast Community Development.
Corp. to market ($60 million) India Basin Industrial Park/7,500 jobs & for 3,000 housing units ($100
million) built in Hunters Point.
1965-1970 Managed economic development department of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
and represented the chamber as liaison to the Mayor's Office. Managed building permitting
and variance procedures for chamber members, represented chamber before city and county board
of supervisors, and State of California. Team leader, official U.S. Trade Delegation to
London, England in 1970. Managed lobbying support for Embarcadero and Transamerica
building projects in San Francisco. Chamber negotiator with labor unions. Managed start-up of
SF. Business Magazine—six months later Associate Editor: Published articles periodically
from 1965-1970. Directed U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development
Administration Industrial Survey of S.F. Pioneered and produced first minority jobs program at
chamber and recruited first minority executives. Pioneered and produced first minority and women
owned business trade fair for sellers to buyers in S.F. Coordinated Housing and Urban
Development $160 million economic rejuvenation of Bayview-Hunters Point. Represented Chamber
as Mobilization Committee Member, University of California at Berkeley Board of Educational
Development (administrative structure for institutional change).
1964-1965 Pioneered sales in San Francisco East Bay territory (1/1-7/1/65), for Marion Labs., K.C., MO
2007 Named Chairman of the UCSD USP Advisory Board
2006 Appointed to University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Urban Studies and Planning (USP)
Advisory Board: USP is the oldest interdisciplinary institution at UCSD. www.usp.ucsd.edu
2000 Named to board of directors of Mountain Lion Foundation www.mountainlion.org
1998 Named Member, ETTAC Finance Committee
1997 Reappointed to ETTAC by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Michael Kantor
1995 Named Chairman, ETTAC Communications Committee.
1994 As Nominee of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste
Management, Appointed by Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown to U.S. Environmental Technologies
Trade Advisory Committee—ETTAC—sole subcommittee of 19 Cabinet level U.S. Trade Promotion
Advisor to staff of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer on Environmental Technology Exports.
1990-1993 Appointed by Mayor to City of San Diego's International Affairs Board.