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Construction Veteran Murphy Named to White House Committee

Patrick Murphy, the former congressman and a construction industry veteran who is chief investment officer of Coastal Construction Group, has been named to the President’s Export Council, which advises President Biden on U.S. trade policies.

President Joe Biden has named Patrick Murphy, a former U.S. congressman and construction industry veteran, to the prestigious President’s Export Council, which advises on U.S. trade policies and how they might impact American companies and industries.

Murphy is currently chief investment officer of Miami-based Coastal Construction Group, considered one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast. He is also the CEO and founder of Togal.ai, an artificial intelligence business that automates the construction estimating process.

He represented the 18th congressional district of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from 2013 to 2017. Among the committees he served on was the one for financial services.

The President’s Export Council, according to the White House announcement, is a 25-member board with leaders from labor, real estate, national security and industry. Other members are from such companies as Citigroup, United Airlines, CVS, FedEx and 3M.

In a statement on his new appointment Murphy said, “As someone who has always been passionate about economic growth and job creation, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with this talented group of individuals to promote American exports and help create new opportunities for businesses and workers across the country.”

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