Ian graduated with an English degree and began working on Madison Avenue in New York City for a public relations firm. In 1998, he decided to invest in a new line of business and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Vineyard Vines, a successful retail clothing brand known for men’s ties. Those who attended his speech received free Vineyard Vines hats customized for Lafayette. In 2005, Ian and his brother/co-founder, Shep Murray, hosted a talk, “Entrepreneurship and the Fashion Industry,” for the CIRCLE Entrepreneurship Series in Oechsle Hall.

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