Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly compiled the list of Top CEOs using information from online nominations from the area’s business community. The final selections were based on several factors including business success, excellence in leadership, mentoring, and community and civic contributions.
Murphy joined the 1st Source Board of Directors in 1972, became an officer of the company in 1976, was named president and CEO of 1st Source Bank in 1977, and president and CEO of 1st Source Corporation in 1979. His chairman’s title was added in 1998.
Other top CEOs on the list include Brad Toothaker of CB Richard Ellis/Bradley, South Bend; G. Thor Thordarson of LaPorte Regional Health System, and the late James W. Fleming of Aero Metals, both of LaPorte; Gene Diamond, Sisters of St. Francis Health System Inc., Mishawaka; Linda Woloshansky of Center of Workforce Innovations Inc., Stephen A. Massa of Golden Technologies, Rocco Schiralli of Porter-Starke Services, and Theresa Valade of Success Trek, all of Valparaiso; Mark Chamberlain of Lakeside Wealth Management Group, Chesterton and Mark Maassel of Northwest Indiana Forum, Portage.