Corporate Relations Management
Corporate Relations Management is a highly regarded public affairs firm that specializes in government relations and lobbying. Our clients find that we are their trusted partner, sharing our expertise, experience and relationships to help them reach the desired outcome when working with the Mississippi legislature and other government entities and issues. Whether your goal is new legislation, modification of a regulation, or stopping legislation, CRM has a proven track record of success in achieving results even in the most adverse circumstances.
CRM offers clients a variety of services specifically targeted to achieve results in legislative and business environments:
- Monitoring legislation. Keeping a watchful eye on legislation as it moves through the process, and lobbying on behalf of our clients when necessary to achieve the desired results.
- Lobbying. Working with legislative committee chairs to move along or kill bills at any point in the process from referral to executive action.
- PAC advisory. Providing first-hand knowledge and relevant advice about races to help clients leverage their funds to the best advantage.
- Issue strategy. Assisting clients in moving legislative votes from no to yes, and vice versa, whether in-session or between legislative sessions through identifying potential allies as well as opponents and maximizing our relationships with both.
- Agency resolution. Helping clients build relationships with key personnel at government agencies in order to gain regulatory clarification, procurement assistance and favorable decisions.
- Business development. Navigating state and local government permitting and regulatory requirements to get your business going.
BUCKY MURPHY grew up in Starkville Mississippi and attended public schools, graduating from Starkville High School. He then graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. Bucky began his professional career practicing law in Canton, Mississippi. He then served ten years as General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs for the Mississippi State Medical Association. In that capacity, he lobbied on behalf of the physicians of Mississippi at the state level and assisted the American Medical Association in lobbying the Mississippi delegation in Washington. In addition, he organized and administered the state’s largest political action committee.
For more than three decades, Bucky has been an owner of Corporate Relations Management, a contract lobbying/political-consulting firm. He has extensive experience in campaigns, both candidate based and issue based, having managed numerous successful campaigns for the state legislature. Bucky has served as an election commissioner for the City of Canton, as a member of the Board of Trustees of Madison General Hospital, as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Canton, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Canton Academic Foundation. He has been married to Alice (Laird) Murphy for forty years and they are the parents of three children. Camp is a partner in Corporate Relations Management, Bo is an engineer with Center Point Energy, and Dees is the District Coordinator of Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs for Holmes Community College..
During more than three decades of contract lobbying, Bucky has represented numerous corporate and association clients. A few of those include: Tyson Foods, Murphy Oil Co., Mississippi Hospital Association, Mississippi Restaurant Association, Sanderson Farms, American Tort Reform Association, and Entergy. Clients in the most recent session include: MetLife, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Reynolds American, Inc., AT&T, Vision Research Corporation, General Motors, Mississippi Marriage and Family Therapy Association, Denmiss, LLC, Downtown Jackson Partners, and Empower MS. Bucky was named Top 50 most influential Mississippians in business and politics in 2017. Also, Bucky serves as the president of the Mississippi River Landowners Association, representing members owning over 350,000 acres in the Mississippi River flood plane.
CAMP MURPHY is currently a partner at Corporate Relations Management, a government relations firm based in Canton, MS. Previously Camp served as a Policy Advisor in the office of Governor Phil Bryant where he handled military policy, public safety, corrections, emergency management, and budget policy. Prior to joining the Governor’s staff in January, 2012, Camp spent more than five years working as a Budget Analyst at the Legislative Budget Office, where his duties included helping state leaders prepare Mississippi’s budget. Camp earned a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, with a minor in Communications, from Mississippi State University. Camp was appointed Chairman of Bully Bloc in late 2017. Bully Bloc is a Political Action Committee dedicated to the success of Mississippi State University and all Institutions of Higher Learning within the state. Camp remained Chairman through the 2019 election cycle as Bully Bloc is one of the state’s largest PACs. He and his wife, Sydney reside in Madison, Mississippi with daughter, Gray, and son, John Burke.