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Karen Murphy

EVP of Stadium Development & Chief Operating Officer


Karen Murphy was named executive vice president of stadium development & chief operating officer on Mar. 5, 2024. With a career spanning over 25 years of dedicated service to the Bears, Murphy brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the role. Murphy collaborates closely with President & CEO Kevin Warren to drive forward the Bears' long-term vision and strategic objectives of developing a new, world-class stadium for Chicagoland. Murphy's leadership and counsel extends across critical areas, including finance & accounting, stadium & event operations, building operations, information technology, purchasing and innovation. Her strategic direction ensure seamless coordination and alignment to uphold the Bears' standards of excellence in every aspect of their operations.