Timothy P. Murphy is the president of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, providing leadership to the organization to support their work with law enforcement and the intelligence community. Mr. Murphy is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence, and business communities who brings more than 30 years of public and private sector experience, primarily in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to TRSS. Prior to joining TRSS, he was a vice president at MacAndrews and Forbes, Inc. TRSS provides customized solutions to select government, law enforcement, and corporate customers utilizing proprietary integrated services powered by Thomson Reuters financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property, and science and media solutions. TRSS creates custom offerings and leverages content and capabilities across Thomson Reuters into the specific Federal Government customer base.
A Michigan native, Mr. Murphy became a police officer after graduating from college in 1983. In 1988, he joined the FBI as a special agent. He held a number of operational positions in a variety of field offices nationwide, investigating matters as diverse as counterterrorism, intelligence, cyber, and organized crime, and even serving as an FBI pilot. He served in various management roles including serving as a Special Assistant to the FBI Director, a position that gave him a unique, high-altitude view of the Global FBI from both operational and administrative perspectives. He steadily climbed the Bureau’s management ladder and served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati field office, the Bureau’s Chief Financial Officer, and then it’s Chief Operating Officer. He eventually rose to become the Deputy Director of the FBI, a position he held until retiring in 2011.
In his last two FBI positions, Mr. Murphy oversaw the operational and administration aspects of a workforce that was more than 35,000 strong, spread throughout 56 national offices, and more than 60 international offices. This included all operational aspects of the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Criminal, Cyber and Intelligence Programs, as well as human resources, training, strategy management, facilities management, records management, security, financial management, information technology, inspection, internal audit, and leadership development.
Mr. Murphy maintains close ties to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and is frequently consulted for his expertise in global cyber, counterterrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security issues and is a guest lecturer at colleges and universities on these issues. He is frequently called upon to speak on these topics in the media. He is member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Deputy Co-Chairman of the FBI/DHS Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), the FBI Agents Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also member of the Advisory Board of two cyber-security companies, on the Board of Directors for a data analytics company, and The Foundation Board of Directors for Ferris State University.