Mary Elizabeth Murphy is a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management with an emphasis on Entertainment and Marketing. Prior to receiving her MBA, Mary worked at Lehman Brothers for five years. She is an expert at creating innovative grassroots campaigns that target niche markets.
She has worked on Academy Award winning film The Cove, and other indie hits such as Pina, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Bottle Shock, and The Way. Mary has vast expertise in working with entrepreneurs to create unique and compelling marketing campaigns.
She is passionate about projects that inspire social change and positive developments in the world. She co-directs the Inspirational Film Festival at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, dedicated to sparking dialogue about contemporary social issues. Mary is also the Marketing Director for the premiere gifting suite at the Sundance Film Festival that focuses on conscious living, the Zen Den.
She is an avid philanthropist and co-founded a primary school in rural Cambodia. Mary received her degree in International Economics and Politics from The George Washington University in 2000.