President & Chief Executive Officer
Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
David Murphy is President & CEO of Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. The company markets Red Wing, Vasque and Irish Setter footwear brands in the U.S. and internationally. The privately-held company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota and also owns S.B. Foot Tanning Company and the St. James Hotel.
Prior to joining Red Wing Shoe Company in 2001, Murphy spent 23 years in increasingly responsible positions at Minneapolis-based General Mills, a $12 billion global manufacturer and marketer of consumer foods. During his tenure at General Mills, Murphy served as Sr. Vice President - International Foods; President - General Mills Canada; President - Big "G" Cereals; and President - Betty Crocker Products.
A native of Minneapolis, Murphy's education includes a bachelor's degree in Economics with cum laude honors from Dartmouth College, and an MBA degree with emphasis in Marketing from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Murphy is active in the local community serving as Chairman of Fairview Health Services Corporate Board of Directors as well as on the board of the MN Business Partnership, Red Wing Shoe Company, Minnesota Public Radio and Wenger Corporation. He is also a member of the Partners' Board of the Red Wing Every Hand Joined Initiative.
Murphy is married and has three children.