Patriots Point Selects Larry Murray To Serve As Executive Director

Press Release


The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) has selected Larry Murray as executive director of the state agency.

Murray will succeed Mac Burdette who has served as executive director of PPDA for the nine years. His start date has not yet been determined.

“Over the past nine years, Mac’s leadership has led us to huge strides in admissions, awesome improvements in our museum, tremendous expansion of the education programs, enviable relationships in Columbia, and Patriots Annex – possibly the greatestthing to happen to Patriots Point since its inception,” said PPDA Board Chairman Ray Chandler. “In the end, we selected Larry Murray, an executive with over 34 years of domestic and international experience in operations, legislative affairs, strategic planning,and training. He has 27 years in the US Army, including service in Afghanistan, and has served the past seven years in state government, most recently as Director of Vehicles Services. He is a distinguished veteran, an accomplished civil servant and brings excellent leadership abilities to Patriots Point. We look forward to having him onboard.”

20170207_MurrayLarryLarry Murray currently serves as the Director of Vehicle Services forthe SCDMV. He is responsible for vehicle titling and registering, including the help desk and data quality, motor carrier services, the agency's contact center, and alternative media.

Larry joined the SCDMV in 2012. He previously served as Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs for the agency. He has enjoyed serving the citizens and businesses of SouthCarolina and looks to continue serving them in his new role. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, earned a Master’s of Science from Central Michigan University, and holdsnumerous certifications.

PPDA launched a national search to find candidates for the executive director position six months ago. Murray was selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants.

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