20 Under 40: Harry Murray lifts up the community that’s given him so much
In many ways, Harry Murray epitomizes the Steamboat dream. His office at Deer Park Road Management Company overlooks the Wildhorse Gondola, which he and his coworkers use to take breaks from work to take advantage of a powder day.
Murray was the youngest member of the hedge fund when he started as an analyst in 2012 and in 2019, he made partner at the firm.
Those who know Murray don’t first describe him as an ambitious up-and-comer, but as a humanitarian and someone who wants success — not just for himself but for his family, friends and community. He’s known at the office as the one offering guidance and resources, wanting for others the same success he has enjoyed.
“He’s very proud to be a father,” said Bill Horning, director of Deer Park Road. “That’s just added another element to his life and personality that he’s managing very well.”
Murray, 34, and his wife Kelly Latterman, a 2021 20 under 40 winner, welcomed Brooks, their first child, in 2021.
Murray and his wife have been actively involved in the community for years. Together, they engage the community with the kind of philanthropic energy that serves as a model for powerhouse couples everywhere.
“She’s kind of the one that led me to a bunch of the things I’ve done over the years in terms of volunteering,” Murray said.
Murray has served on the boards of the Impact 100 steering committee, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, the Deer Park Road Philanthropy Committee and works on the finance council for the Holy Name Catholic Church.
What: 2022 20 Under 40 Celebration
When: 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
Where: Snow Bowl Steamboat, 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza
To Murray, the biggest challenge for Steamboat Springs is its housing crisis. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic when many people struggled to keep up with their bills, Murray and his firm partnered with LiftUp Routt County and contributed to organizations that help people pay rent or mortgage payments.
“There’s so many great people that live here but they haven’t been able to afford a home,” said Murray. “It’s really important to allow the same great people that aren’t part of this upper echelon, from an income standpoint, to be able to live and enjoy this place.”
The lack of childcare in Steamboat Springs is also an important issue to Murray, and one that strikes close to home now that he is a father. Despite Murray’s financial success, he’s still on the same waitlists for childcare as everyone else, and yet Murray doesn’t complain. Instead he asks how hard it must be for people who aren’t as fortunate as he is.
“Now that I’m starting a family, I’ve realized how difficult it is, and especially if you’re those same people that are working two or three service jobs,” Murray said.
Murray can’t talk about Steamboat without using the word community. He can’t say enough about how much he loves it here and how much it fits his personality. He’s been living in Steamboat for about a decade, and he seems to get it.
“Vail is a fake town with real people,” Murray said. “Aspen is a real town with fake people, and Steamboat is a real town with real people.”
To reach Spencer Powell, call 970-871-4229 or email him at spowell@SteamboatPilot.com
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