Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Announces Appointments & Officers to Board of Directors

Nov 14, 2012, 13:40 ET from Jim Murray Memorial Foundation

LA QUINTA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation (JMMF), which awards scholarships to the nations top journalism students, is pleased to welcome David Romans to the Board of Directors, to continue the work of identifying and supporting great sports journalism at the college level.  The Board of Directors has also appointed a new President and Vice President.

"Dave Romans is an ideal addition to our organization because he brings essential business credentials as well as a love for mentoring students," says Linda McCoy-Murray, Founder and now CEO of JMMF. 

McCoy-Murray is stepping down as President of the organization, allowing her to maintain continuity for the Foundation while growing the Board in ways vital to the Foundation's continued success.  She established the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation to perpetuate her late husband's memory and his love and dedication to his extraordinary career in journalism. 

Bill McCoy, previous Vice-President and long time board member of the JMMF as well as Jim Murray's step-son, becomes the President of the organization.  Erin Gilhuly, President and founder of CV Strategies in Indian Wells, California becomes the organization's Vice President.  Both Erin and Bill welcome to their new roles with decades of experience in journalism, communications and media. 

"I look forward to a long future for the JMMF.  In addition to continuing our scholarship program, I would like to see Jim (Murray's) body of work taught to college journalism students as a benchmark by which to aspire to," said McCoy.

Romans is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director at J.P. Morgan.  Before joining J.P Morgan, he spent nine years as a Financial Advisor, Principal, and part of the Senior Investment Advisory Group at Bernstein Global Wealth Management.  Dave mentors five undergraduate students each year as part of the USC Career Advantage Program (CAP), and experience that dovetails perfectly with the JMMF goals.

Jim Murray became one the founders of Sports Illustrated.  Joining the Los Angeles Times in 1961, Murray won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1990, and won the National Sportswriter of the Year Award 14 times.  Murray's outstanding work landed him a spot in the Writers' Wing in the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

For more information about the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation and the scholarship awards process, go to www.jimmurrayfoundation.org

SOURCE Jim Murray Memorial Foundation