VP of Government Affairs

James Murphy has been involved in the trucking sector for nearly two decades. He received his Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at the age of 17 and still maintains it today. James also brings over a decade of government affairs experience gained from his time in the public and private sectors. He started his career on Capitol Hill as a staffer for the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) before taking on senior positions in the U.S. House of Representatives. In these roles, James contributed to many pieces of legislation and helped enact numerous laws.

After leaving the public sector, James worked as an in-house lobbyist for Motorola Solutions. James was responsible for advancing the company’s priorities at the federal, state, and local level. It was also in this role that James was able to hone his skills as a government affairs professional, with an emphasis on federal funding and legislative policy. In 2018, James left Motorola Solutions and founded Daybreak Strategies, a D.C.-based government affairs firm.

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