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Harris County Medical Society Hires Sean Murphy, J.D. As New Executive Vice President and CEO

Washington D.C. (September 13, 2021) – The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and the Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM) recently hired Sean Murphy, J.D. as their new Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer (EVP/CEO) effective September 15, 2021. Murphy’s professional experience covers 13 years in a variety of organizations including the health care field and national law firms.

Sean Murphy HCMS EVP/CEO

Murphy joins HCMS from his most recent leadership role as the Executive Director, General Counsel and Registered Lobbyist for the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA). He received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, with a Certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008. He began his law career with Thompson Coburn LLP, a national law firm headquartered in St. Louis. He left the litigation world behind to become an in-house attorney for Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

While with AAO, Murphy received the statewide In-House Counsel Award for Heath Care from Missouri Lawyers Media and the Association Trends’ Leading Lobbyist Award.

About HCMS

Established in 1903, HCMS is the professional organization for physicians in Harris County, TX. It is the largest county medical society in the nation, representing more than 12,000 physicians and medical students. HCMS is affiliated with the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and its members comprise about 25% of TMA’s statewide membership.

Throughout its long history, HCMS has worked to improve healthcare and medical standards in Harris County. In support of that work, it has founded the Texas Medical Center Library, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (The Health Museum), and Medserv, Inc.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, Portland, New York, and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.