Maria Murphy serves as the manager of membership administration for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, she is responsible for membership services, including member retention, member education, dues, billing and the Council's membership database.
Prior to the Council, Murphy worked for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties as membership and meetings assistant. In this capacity, she assisted in the implementation of the annual meeting and was the staff liaison for the leadership cohort.
Murphy holds a bachelor’s of arts in English from Mount Holyoke College.
Founded in 1960, the U.S. Grains Council works to promote exports of U.S. grains and related products through a network of 10 overseas offices and 30 in-country representatives. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.