Karen Murphy

EVP of Stadium Development & COO at Chicago Bears

Karen Murphy is the Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Bears. Karen has over 25 years of experience in financial leadership roles. Prior to joining the Bears, Ms. Murphy served as the Corporate Management Senior Auditor for The Walt Disney Company from July 1997 to December 1999. From August 1993 to July 1997, they were a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young Global Consulting Services. Ms. Murphy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Karen Murphy pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Corey Ruff - VP, Business Strategy & Analytics, Jake Jones - VP, Finance & Accounting report to Karen Murphy. They are on a team with Nicole Zimmer - Director, Social Media, Trey Koziol - Co-Director, Player Personnel, and Fernando Arriola - VP, Fan & Brand Development. Karen Murphy reports to Ted Phillips, President & CEO.


  • EVP of Stadium Development & COO

    Current role

  • SVP, Business Strategy & CFO

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