As a strategic partner of Madaffer Enterprises, Kris Murray brings more than 25 years of executive management experience, serving public agencies and private industry across Southern California.
Kris recently founded the consulting firm KLM Strategies to advance sustainable infrastructure and develop resilient communities. Previously, Kris served for more than seven years as a Senior Vice President for Willdan, a professional consulting and technical services firm. In this role, she provided corporate leadership to expand the company’s project expertise in the fields of energy efficiency, transportation, water, and municipal consulting services.
Prior to joining Willdan, she served in a dual role as an Executive Director for both Orange County Transportation Authority and the Orange County Council of Governments, working with all 34 cities in Orange County to conduct the county’s first and only subregional Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), following passage of SB 375. She also served previously as Senior Vice President at the Orange County Business Council. One of the programs Kris established at OCBC was OCMoves, a public-private initiative led by business leaders, public agencies and elected officials dedicated to improving county and regional transportation infrastructure. Kris began her career in Washington, D.C. as a senior legislative aide to U.S. Representative Steve Horn (CA-38) serving a senior legislative assistant and liaison to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Kris is a member of the Anaheim City Council, first elected in November 2010 and re-elected in 2014 as an at-large council member serving more than 350,000 residents in Anaheim, the largest city in Orange County and 10th largest in the State of California. She co-chairs the Southern California Water Committee Water Energy Task Force and served two terms as chair of the Orange County Council of Governments. During her tenure on the council, she represented Anaheim as a board member of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Association of California Cities–Orange County (ACC-OC), League of California Cities, and Transportation Corridor Agencies. Prior to her service on the city council, she was a member of the Anaheim Public Utilities Commission, serving as Vice-chair of the board.
Kris and her husband Steve live in Anaheim with their son Garrett and two rescue dogs Bailey and Copper. They spend their time volunteering at Boy Scouts, Little League, Anaheim Boys & Girls Clubs, and in their son’s school.