Tim McMurtry II
Account Executive with Mueller Communications
After obtaining his high school diploma from Wauwatosa West High School, lifelong Milwaukee resident Tim McMurtry II aspired to study electrical engineering. Despite his high aptitude in math and science, however, Tim says he quickly learned it was not the right fit for him.
“I actually hated it,” he says, reflecting on his early collegiate experience. “One day, I was in the library studying, and I just thought to myself, ‘I’m not feeling this.’ I needed the passion to continue on, and it just wasn’t there.”
What Tim did have a passion for was actively engaging with people. He eventually earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A short while later, he assumed a role as chief of staff with the Milwaukee Common Council’s president.
“I found it interesting learning about city government and all of the behind-the-scenes decisions that go into crafting legislation,” Tim says. “I definitely wanted to continue in this path, but I didn’t have much of an interest in absorbing all of the bureaucracy.”
Tim’s professional path eventually landed him a job with Milwaukee-based public relations firm Mueller Communications. As account executive, Tim helps relay information about a number of important issues, many pertaining to developments within Milwaukee and the role the city’s elected leaders play in carrying out plans.
More recently, Tim has helped convey information on the Harley-Davidson Museum’s lease renewal and the second phase of the North End apartment development. Tim also frequently shares details about the Milwaukee Brewers.
Tim and his wife of 16 years, Cheryl, attend the World Outreach and Bible Training Center, where they serve as associate pastors. From a young age, Tim says faith has played a very important role in his life.
“It’s the central core of my being,” Tim says. “It’s the center of my success. It has infused itself into every area of my life, personally and professionally.”
In recent years, Tim says he has witnessed a steady interest in supernatural and paranormal issues and believes mankind is as hungry as ever to enter into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tim and Cheryl have two children – a 13-year-old son, Joshua, and a 9-year-old daughter, Layla.
In addition to his professional and church-related pursuits, Tim finds time to volunteer toward a number of other organizations. He is the assistant state director for Christians United for Israel and is board president of Serenity Inn, an organization that provides support for people struggling with homelessness and addiction.
Tim also serves on the board overseeing Milwaukee World Festival Inc., the organization that handles activities on the Summerfest grounds, and has a role on the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation’s advisory committee. Additionally, Tim writes blogs on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website.
“I look forward to continuing to work toward making Milwaukee a greater city,” Tim says.