David Murphy is President of Angelenos Against Gridlock (http://www.endinggridlock.org, twitter.com/endinggridlock), which is working to find solutions to Los Angeles' infamous traffic gridlock and smog. In past years, David has helped organize events such as a CEO Summit on Transportation Infrastructure, which drew praise in an editorial in the Los Angeles Business Journal and coverage in the Los Angeles Times. David previously served as Government Affairs Manager at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), a nonprofit heralded by the media as the most powerful business group in the San Fernando Valley. A social entrepreneur and tech entrepreneur, David is a recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Award for Entrepreneurship, and has co-founded both social entrepreneurial and tech startup enterprises that have have gone on to be featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal and on sites like NYTimes.com and Mashable.com.
David graduated with a B.A. with Honors in Government from Claremont McKenna College, and as a student spent summers working for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, for Space Adventures (the world's leading space tourism firm), and at the Kiev, Ukraine, office of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A native of the Washington, D.C., area, David as a high school student served on the founding team of Hotline Communications, an internet startup that grew to employ more than forty people and was praised as “one of the best kept secrets on the internet” by the Los Angeles Times. David has lived in Sofia, Bulgaria; Kiev, Ukraine; and Nairobi, Kenya; and traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, and Asia, where he met with business leaders and government officials on an Avery Foundation travel fellowship. His personal Twitter account is @DavidCMurphy; also be sure to follow Angelenos Against Gridlock at @EndingGridlock.