Christel House International Welcomes Matthew B. Murphy, III to Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Christel House International (CHI) is pleased to announce the election of Matthew B. Murphy, III to its Board of Directors. He joins a dedicated group of directors governing the Christel House schools in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. 

Mr. Murphy has had an extensive commercial career that included two decades with Mays Chemical Company, Inc., heading its finance, investment, and corporate merger & acquisition (M&A) activities. Ultimately Matt partnered with Mr. Mays to create a consulting company, Emboss Partners, LLC, where he serves as President

He is a governor appointee on the board of Indiana Secondary Markets for Education Loans, Inc. (a quasi-governmental student lender with a sizable bond portfolio).  Murphy also has been a governor's appointee to boards overseeing the Indiana Health Facility Financing Authority, Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund, Public Employee Retirement Fund of Indiana, and INvestED. He currently serves on boards of the Lynx Capital Corp., Heron Capital Equity Partners, Indianapolis Public Schools Finance Committee and the Community Investment Fund of Indiana, Inc.

“We are pleased to welcome Matthew’s insight, experience and financial expertise to our Board of Directors” says Steve Ross, Chairman of the Board.

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About Christel House International

The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society

Much more than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder Christel DeHaan, and currently serves over 6,688 students through nine schools — located in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. The ninth school, Christel House Jamaica, opened in October 2020. Christel House students maintain a 97% graduation exam pass rate, and a majority of its graduates go on to pursue higher education. They become productive citizens, and many secure employment with top multinational corporations. Christel House graduates are confident, hardworking, responsible and ethical, with a passion for giving back to their communities and caring for their families. Christel House continues to grow. The ninth school, Christel House Jamaica, opened in October 2020.   

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