Welcome New Board Member Bobby Murphy

Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley is pleased to announce Bobby Murphy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Beaver Creek, recently joined its board of directors.

“Bobby is an active leader, willing to listen and implement change to benefit the community. His commitment to the ski and mountain resort communities combined with his 30 years in leadership roles will be an asset to our Board of Directors,” says John Welaj, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley’s executive director.

Bobby has a storied history in snowsports – working at Vail Mountain, Telluride, Crested Butte and at ski resorts on the East Coast.  After six years working at Stowe in Vermont, Bobby returned to Eagle County in summer 2023 and took over as Beaver Creek’s vice president and chief operating officer. He’s held leadership roles in ski/snowboard schools and with skier services.

“I am thrilled to join Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley’s board of directors. The organization fills an incredibly important role in our valley, solving complex and imperative housing issues for our community,” says Murphy. “This position is also special to me given the relationship Beaver Creek Resort has with Habitat, with our annual Gary Shimanowitz Memorial Build Week. I look forward to supporting the impact Habitat has in our community.”

A native of Evanston, Ill., Bobby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation at the University of Iowa and represented the United States, nationally and internationally, on the Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA) National Alpine Team from 2004-2012. Bobby is the past Vice Chair of the Vermont Ski Area Association Board of Directors and served on the SOS Outreach Board of Directors. He is married to his wife Jenny. They have two daughters, Ella and Anja.

Habitat Vail Valley is in year three of its three-year strategic plan to double its impact — building 46 homeownership opportunities in partnership with hardworking locals. Vail Resorts has been a long-time supporter of Habitat Vail Valley, offering financial and in-kind support. In 2022, Vail Resorts EpicPromise made a 5-year $300,000 commitment to Habitat Vail Valley, ensuring more locals can build lives in Eagle County. Habitat Vail Valley has built 128 homes to date, housing more than 500 people.