Bart Murphy Biography

Bartholomew O'Neill Murphy II
5306 Bear Road
North Syracuse, New York 13212
(315) 458-0450 (Office)   (315) 458-0413 (Fax)  (315) 243-2432 Cell

Bart Murphy is a Principal and Co-founder of Ahern, Murphy & Associates. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1994 after serving 20 years. He was a combat decorated F-16 instructor fighter pilot and was credited with 52 F-16 Air to Air and Air to Ground combat missions during the Persian Gulf War.

As a result of his combat duty, Mr. Murphy was awarded one of the Air Forces highest decorations for heroism, the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also was awarded 5 Air Medals, the Aerial Achievement Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation for Valor, the Meritorious Service medal, and the Southeast Asia Combat Service Medal. He has logged over 2500 hours in single-seat Fighter aircraft as an Instructor, an Evaluator and as a Functional Test pilot in both F-16 and A-10 aircraft.

After the military, and prior to joining with Tim Ahern in Ahern, Murphy & Associates, Mr. Murphy was a senior executive with Coyne Textile Services.

Mr. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Missouri, and from the Executive Management Institute of the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the Academy of Military Science.

Mr. Murphy has been an adjunct professor of Organizational Leadership at Syracuse University and University College since 2004.

In 2012 Mr. Murphy received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the North Syracuse Education Foundation and in 2010, Mr. Murphy received the Syracuse University Excellence in Teaching Award.

In 2006 was honored from the Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI with the Benemerenti Medal for his work in the field of education, and was also honored as the Veteran of the Year by the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons.

In 2005, Mr. Murphy was named the Businessman of the Year by the Business Advisory Council in Washington D.C.  He is also a multiple recipient of the Business Journal of Central New York Top Leadership and Management Development Consultants Award.

Mr. Murphy lives in North Syracuse and has a son, Bart III, who is a Combat Medic in the United States Army.

Professional Experience

  Ahern, Murphy & Associates 1998 to Present
  Co-Founder and Principle of Central New York’s foremost Leadership and Management Development Organization.
  Coyne Textile Services 1995 to 1998
  Positions Included: Vice President - Northeast REgional Operations
    Regional Manager - Operations
    General Manager - Syracuse NY / Buffalo NY
  United States Air Force 1975 to 1995
  Positions Included: Director of Operational Plans and Readiness
    Chief of Standardization and Evaluation

Supervisor of Flying Operations
Squadron Intelligence Officer

Professional Status

  • Syracuse University/University College - Adjunct Faculty   20004 - Present
  • United States Air Force (Retired)
  • Senior Instructor Pilot rating with 2294.4 jet fighter hours
  • 52 F-16 combat missions during the Persian Gulf War
  • Distinguished Flying Cross, 5 Air Medals, Aerial Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation for Valor, Southeast Asia Combat Service Medal


  • University of Maryland - Executive Management Institute 1996, 1997
  • United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College 1993-1995
  • United States Air Force Pilot Training    1982-1983
  • Academy of Military Science     1981-1982 
  • University of Missouri – BS Bus. Adm.    1977-1981


  • 2012 North Syracuse Education Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2010 Syracuse University Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The Benemerenti Medal for Education from Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City
  • 2007 Veteran of the Year – Ancient & Accepted order of the Scottish Rite
  • 2005 Businessman of the Year – Business Advisory Council, Washington D.C.
  • Syracuse University – Adjunct Professor of Organizational Leadership
  • Syracuse University Whitman School of Management – MBA Instructor
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse Governance Committee Past Chairman
  • MACNY – Lean Users Group, Human Resources Council, Presidents Council
  • Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce – Government Relations Committee
  • O.C.C. Lean Manufacturing Institute/CCIS – Advisor & Faculty Member