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Joan Kathleen Murray, American dietitian. Registered dietitian.


Murray, Joan Kathleen was born on March 20, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Thomas J. and Martha Mary Murray.


Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition, College St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, 1979. Bachelor in Chemistry, College St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, 1979.


Diet technician Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1979-1981. Dietetic intern Jackson Mel. Hospital, University Miami (Florida) Medical Center, 1981.

Assistant manager food and beverage Peach Tree Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, 1981-1982. Assistant manager Boston Sea Party Restaurants, Chicago, 1982-1983. Manager Bakers Garden Restaurants, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1983-1984.

Restaurant operation salesperson Gilbert-Robinson Restaurants, Washington, 1984-1987. Manager Fish Market Restaurant, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987-1988. Owner Murray Enterprises, since 1989.

Board directors Murray Brothers Manufacturing Corporation. Consultant nutritionist, since 1987. Advisor home economics department Arlington County Schools, 1988-1992.

Industry advisor hospitality program Prince George's Community College.


Contributor activities and communications committee Buckingham Village Cooperative, Arlington, Virginia, 1984-1986. National legislation chairman in field. Member American Home Economics Association, American Dietetics Association (ambassador northern Virginia since 1987), Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (Gala committee, progressive committee, public relations committee), Home Economists in Business (chairman elect 1987-1988, chairman hospitality committee 1988-1989, national progressive committee 1987-1990, public relations committee 1989-1991), Roundtable for Women in Foodsvc.

(recording secretary 1986-1988), Dietitians in Business and Industry (member external funding committee 1985-1987), Women's Action for Good Employment Standards, Society for Advancement Food Service Research (conference chair 1992, board directors since 1992), Northern Virginia Dietetics Association (chairman public relations 1989-1991), National Association Women Business Owners (finance liaison to national board since 1994), National Capital Speakers Association (public relations committee since 1989), National Restaurant Association, Virginia Restaurant Association, Northern Virginia Restaurant Association (chairman public relations fundraiser 1989), Dietitians in Business and Industry (founder Washington chapter, treasurer), Virginia Travel and Hospitality Association (associate member board directors, since 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, swimming, hiking, reading.