September 3, 2009 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission today approved the appointment of Richard Murray as the Commission Executive Director. Governor Ted Strickland had recommended Murray to the panel.
Murray, of Columbus, has served as the Ohio LECET (Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust) director since 1996. Ohio LECET is a trust between the Ohio Contractors Association and the Laborers’ District Council of Ohio, a 15,000 member union of construction tradesmen. LECET’s primary mission is helping Laborers’ Local Unions and the contractors with whom they work acquire projects and jobs.
Murray also serves as the mayor of the Franklin County Village of Marble Cliff. Prior to becoming director of Ohio LECET, Murray served as an independent consultant to environmental firms and tank owners on underground storage tank clean-up and claims as well as the executive director of the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Release Compensation Board.
Murray also served as an assistant to Ohio Governor Dick Celeste and the legislative director for the Ohio Contractors Association.
Murray will officially start at the Commission on September 14, 2009.