Brian Murphy is a wildlife biologist and the Chief Executive Office of QDMA. He received his bachelor's degree in range and wildlife management from Texas Tech and his master's in wildlife management from the University of Georgia. At UGA, he was awarded the E.L. Cheatum Wildlife Excellence Award. After graduating, he worked for four years in Australia as a deer project biologist for the Tasmian Deer Advisory Committee, earning the National Conservation Award from the Australian Deer Association in 1996. He has served as CEO of QDMA since 1997. In 2011, he was named one of the "Outdoor Life 25" by Outdoor Life magazine, the top 25 conservation leaders of the year. Brian and his wife Heidi have two daughters, Lauren and Jordan.