The AHS summer 2021 interns, from left to right: Nick Powers, Michael Webster, Emily Varley, Jordan Lewis, Suzie Brady (Education & Program Assistant), Becca Wilson, Chloe Chantry, Samantha Levy, Chris Ryerson (Summer Docent & Tour Guide)

Kelly Murphy
President & CEO, District Manager
970.925.3721, ext. 101

A licensed attorney, Kelly’s deep love of Aspen and the Valley prompted her to leave law practice and join the staff of the Historical Society in 2014. Kelly first moved to Aspen in 1987, after graduating from the University of Michigan. During the ‘80s, Kelly worked at the Paragon, Andre’s, Timberline Bookstore, the James E. Moore pool, and some other Aspen places that no longer exist. She later worked at Aspen Skiing Company in marketing and public relations before attending law school at the University of Colorado. During law school she interned with the U.S. Department of Justice and federal District Court for the District of Colorado. After earning her law degree, Kelly clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court, practiced civil litigation at large and small Denver-based firms, prosecuted criminal cases as a deputy district attorney at the Boulder District Attorney’s office, and prosecuted ethical violations of attorneys as a trial attorney for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.  She also practiced at an Aspen litigation firm before joining the Historical Society. Kelly was recently appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court to serve on the Bar Committee of the Colorado State Board of Law Examiners. When she’s not having fun at the Historical Society, Kelly loves spending time with her husband and son, and playing outside in our beautiful Valley.


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