Sept. 23, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Kathleen O’Grady Murphy, who previously served as the manager for charitable remainders trust and pension funds at the University of Notre Dame for 10 years, has been named business manager in the Irish athletics department.

Since 2000 when she assumed her role as manager for charitable remainders trust and pensions at Notre Dame, Murphy had been responsible for all functions related to the accounting and reporting of the University’s split interest and pension funds.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked for Crowe, Chizek and Company, LLP in Elkhart, Ind., from 1993-2000. In her first five years with firm (1993-98), Murphy worked as a staff accountant before being promoted to tax engagement manager, a position that she held from 1998-2000.

A 1975 graduate of Saint Mary’s College (Ind.) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and concentration in accountancy, Murphy was an internal auditor at Notre Dame from 1975-77 before moving on to KeyBank of Indiana where she worked from 1977-87. Within that firm, Murphy held various positions — controller, assistant controller, special projects accountant and accounting officer. She continued her career as a merger transition accounting consultant for KeyBank of Indiana from 1992-1993.

Murphy attended the University of Michigan’s Executive Program in Bank Management in 1979 and 1980. She became a certified public accountant within the state of Indiana in 1981 and was enrolled in the American Institute of CPAs Tax Education Program at the University of Illinois from 1994-97.