Erin Murphy is the founder and principal of Inle Advisory Group, Myanmar and emerging market-centric strategic advisory firm supporting businesses and organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits, enter and successfully navigate challenging markets. She has been working in and around Asia since 2001. Prior to founding Inle Advisory Group, Ms. Murphy served as the special assistant to the Office of the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma (Myanmar). In that capacity, she participated in the most significant U.S. policy shift on Myanmar in decades that included supporting and joining Secretary of State Clinton on her historic trip to Myanmar in December 2011, playing an integral role in overseeing the easing of economic sanctions, and advising and supporting the Office of the Special Representative during the unprecedented warming of U.S.-Myanmar ties. Prior to her U.S. State Department appointment, Ms. Murphy served in the U.S. Embassy in Yangon in 2009 and as an analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency. She was a 2017- 2018 Council on Foreign Relations- Hitachi International Affairs Fellow Japan. Ms. Murphy is frequently solicited for her views and input by Channel New Asia, CCTV, TheWall Street Journal, Reuters, and The Washington Post and her views have been published in The Huffington Post, The Diplomat, China-US Focus, The Raddington Report, and Myanmar’s business journal, Crossroads. Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Tufts University and holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins’ School for advanced international studies with a focus on Japan Studies.