Murray retired in 2017 after a 30+ year career with Reynolds American (RAI)/R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He held various positions in the government relations department at RAI while finishing as Senior Director, State Government Relations.
Murray is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Masters in Business Administration. He grew up on a family farm in eastern North Carolina but now resides in Wrightsville Beach with his wife. Murray has two adult children and one grandchild.