Diana M. Murphy


Diana M. Murphy of St. Simons Island, Ga.  

Diana M. Murphy, of St. Simons Island, Ga., is serving her seventh year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee and second as president, having previously served as treasurer in 2013 and as vice president in 2014 and 2015.

Murphy is the managing director of Rocksolid Holdings, LLC, a private-equity firm focused on small business and real estate in the Southeast. From 2012-2105, she was managing director of the Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund, which invests in early-stage technology and life science companies created out of the state’s research universities. Past appointments include managing director of Chartwell Capital Management Company, a private equity firm in Jacksonville, Fla., for 11 years, and senior vice president of The Baltimore Sun Company for 15 years.

An active community supporter, Murphy has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia since 2006, spearheading the establishment of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center in 2008, among other activities. She is a member of the executive committee of the College of Coastal Georgia, and played an instrumental role in developing its master plan as it moved from a two-year to a four-year institution. She is chairman of the board of Landstar System Inc. and a board member of CTS Corporation, both public companies.

Murphy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University in 1978, and holds an advanced executive business degree from Northwestern University.

In 2017, Murphy will chair the Compensation Committee.