The North State Building Industry Association announced today that Tim Murphy has been selected to serve as its new President and CEO, effective April 1. Murphy, a lifelong Sacramento resident who is currently CEO of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SBRX), replaces Michael Strech, who retired in November after 11 years at the helm.


Bonnie Chiu, the BIA’s 2024 Chair, said Murphy is uniquely qualified to lead the homebuilding industry in 2024 and beyond.

“Tim’s experience with SRBX – the advocacy association serving the commercial construction industry – will allow him to hit the ground running with the BIA,” Chiu said. “He brings more than 20 years of high-profile public and private business leadership experience in fields including association management and leadership, public affairs and strategic communication. The Board of Directors looks forward to working with him to promote homebuilding and homeownership opportunities in the region for many years to come.”


Murphy, 56, has served as SBRX’s CEO since 2015. He said he was excited to take on the leadership of the BIA given homebuilding’s importance to the region.

“I see the BIA as the tip of the spear when it comes to the region’s economic vitality,” Murphy said. “Homebuilding leads and everything else follows, so it’s a critical role that I’m passionate about. I’m looking forward to working with the Association’s members to help them provide the new housing the region needs to accommodate existing demand as well as future growth.”


Prior to joining SBRX, Murphy served for 15 years as director of corporate responsibility for Aerojet Rocketdyne and its Easton Development Company subsidiary, overseeing planning, strategy and execution of community and governmental relations, corporate philanthropic giving and environmental community affairs. 

Before that, he worked in government and community affairs for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento and served as a district representative for state Senator Tim Leslie. He also has served in a variety of volunteer activities, including on the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, as an appointed planning commissioner for Sacramento County and the city of Elk Grove and as the public member for the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission.

He currently is board president for the Capital College and Career Academy, a countywide construction-focused public charter school established in Sacramento in 2023, and founded the Murphy 400 Fund, a Vitalent community blood fund that has collected over 1,500 pints of blood, platelets and plasma since 2006 in honor of the life-saving services provided to his two sons during his wife Kathleen’s pregnancies.


A graduate of Jesuit High School, Murphy earned a BA in government from Sacramento State, which honored him with a distinguished alumni award in 2016.

About the North State Building Industry Association
The North State BIA is the leading advocate for the homebuilding industry in the greater Sacramento region. Representing more than 500 members who provide 55,000 industry jobs, the North State BIA is committed to preserving and furthering the economic interests of its members, while also working to enhance the industry’s standing as a significant contributor to the regional economy. For more information, visit

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