Prior to joining CHRISTUS St. Vincent, Murray worked in the Lovelace Health System for 10 years. At Lovelace, Murray held roles of progressively greater responsibility, beginning as Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Controller and culminating in his last 4 years as CFO of Lovelace Medical Center, which included the Heart Hospital of New Mexico. While there, he was twice recognized as CFO of the Year for Ardent Health Services.

Murray is a Certified Public Accountant who also earned an MA in Organizational Management and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, both from University of New Mexico. Prior to his professional healthcare career, he worked as Controller for Pulte Homes of New Mexico, as a Fraud Specialist for America Online, and, much earlier, as Executive Director of Musical Theatre Southwest.