WHALE’s new Board President, Michael J. Murray, is an attorney in private practice in New Bedford, specializing in labor law. In June, he assumed a new position in Boston on the staff of Senator Mark Montigny, as Bureau Chief and Counsel to the Massachusetts’ Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight. Murray is well-known in the community. In addition to serving as WHALE president and chair of our annual Wine Festival & Auction, Murray is president of the New Bedford Bar Association and serves on the boards of the Bristol County Bar Association, the United Way, and Leadership South Coast, and as a member of the Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools Advisory Committee. He is active in his children’s activities, chairing Acushnet Pack 51 of the Cub Scouts and coaching youth baseball and soccer.
“WHALE plays such an important role in New Bedford. I’m honored to be a part of this organization as it – and I – turn 50 together. I welcome the opportunity to work with the Board, our members and our partners to continue saving New Bedford’s distinctive properties,” said Murray.
Following his election, Murray issued a challenge to all WHALE members: “Help us grow this organization so we can be better and stronger going forward. Let’s everyone recruit at least one new member, attend the Wine Festival, and bring a friend.”