Tammy D. Murphy
Tammy Denton Murphy was born and raised in Victoria, attended Victoria College and received a BBA from University of Houston – Victoria in 1995. Tammy began her career at Chick-fil-A at the “ripe old age” of thirteen and currently works alongside her husband, David, a 25-year franchisee with Chick-fil-A, operating three restaurants in their hometown as well as consult the licensed Chick-fil-A location on the UHV campus. As a Victoria native, she is passionate about the success and future of her community, especially the youth. David and Tammy are advocates for education, creating scholarships at both Victoria College and UHV and supporting the educational goals of their 200 Chick-fil-A Team Members through mentorship, tutoring and scholarship opportunities.
When she was only twenty, and while attending Victoria College full-time, Murphy opened her own food/retail business. As a student at UHV, she served as the Student Liaison on the Dean’s Advisory Board.
Murphy has served as the Co-Chair of the Victoria College Bond PAC, chaired multiple Relay for Life events for the American Cancer Society, chaired the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent’s Capital Campaign, and served as a Young Life Committee member. She has chaired the Chick-fil-A 5/10K benefitting Young Life Victoria for the last thirteen years.
Murphy currently serves on the UHV College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, the Innovation Collective Success Team, the Victoria Main Street Program Board and is the Vice-President of Future Sight. She serves and supports countless other local charities and nonprofits with her time, talents and resources.
The Murphy’s received the UHV Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010 and the UHV Community Partnership Award in 2021. Most recently, in celebration of UHV’s 50-year anniversary, they were selected as two of the 50 Faces recognized for contributing to UHV’s success and role in the Crossroads community.
In 2024, David and Tammy will celebrate their 30 th wedding anniversary. Tammy’s proudest accomplishment is being mom to their son, Brayden (26, a current UHV student) and daughter, Ansley (23, a graduate student at Texas Tech University).