Meet the Team: Richard Murphy

In this segment of Meet the Team we would like to introduce you to Leland team member Richard Murphy.

Richard Murphy was born in Valley Stream, NY in 1950. He graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1968 and went on to earn his B.S. in English from Western Kentucky University and his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. Richard spent 22 years in the hospitality industry serving as general manager in several large chains, including the BestWestern and Ramada Inn, before moving to Florida with then girlfriend Virginia McCormick and her son CJ. Richard received his CAM license in 1996 and joined the Leland Management team on July 6th, 2000. He remembers Leland’s early days and shares stories of the company’s growth from 40 to 400 accounts.


Richard and Virginia married April 9th, 2005 and currently have residences in Orlando and Cocoa Beach. Their son CJ joined the Navy in 2001, and Richard says his proudest moment was watching CJ graduate from the Search & Rescue Institute of the United States Navy in San Diego, CA. Richard looks forward to retirement and moving to his Cocoa Beach residence full-time and purchasing a home on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii for extended vacations. In his free time, Richard likes going to dinner with Virginia, working out with his personal trainer, and hanging out with his dog Miles. He says his favorite part of Leland is the working environment and says he has always felt welcome and included.

We look forward to continuing to share our team member’s stories with you. Please check back next week for our next installment of Meet the Team.

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