Darien Neighbors, Global Players Welcome Co-Founders of vineyard vines, Ian and Shep Murray

Ian and Shep Murray, CEOs and Co-Founders of vineyard vines discuss The Story Behind the Brand

This is part of the DCAAnnual Fundraising Speaker Series, Darien Neighbors, Global Players

Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00pm for the last event of our Darien Neighbors, Global Players speaker series. Ian and Shep Murray, CEOs and co-founders, Vineyard Vines, will be in conversation with Demi Ferraris, VP of Custom and Corporate Sales, Vineyard Vines. They will be discussing vineyard vines: The Story Behind the Brand.

The retail industry has been hard-hit since March, as people spend more time at home. How has an iconic apparel and lifestyle brand like vineyard vines adapted? Founded in 1998 by the two brothers, with headquarters based in Stamford, vineyard vines products are sold nationwide in their own retail locations, through a custom and licensing division, in specialty and department stores worldwide and through their direct to customer catalog and web business.

Ian Murray received a B.A. in English from Lafayette College in 1997 and is a graduate of the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT.  He currently splits his time between Darien, Connecticut and Edgartown, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.  Ian is an avid pilot, boater, angler, and musician.

Shep Murray received a B.S. in business from Skidmore College in 1993 and is also a graduate of the Brunswick School.  He currently splits his time between Stamford, Connecticut and Edgartown, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Shep is an avid boater, angler, tennis player, musician, and art collector.

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Individual speaker tickets: $30 DCA members / $45 public. Purchase tickets by 3:00pm on October 28. Buy online at dariendca.org or through the DCA office, 203-655-9050 extension 10.

DAF Media, a joint venture between The Darien Athletic Foundation and The Darien Foundation, is helmed by veteran sports anchor, Damian Andrew. DAF Media brings together student volunteers to livestream local sports, arts and community events. Given the extraordinary circumstances and need to livestream the annual speaker series remotely this fall, DAF Media was thrilled to be able to assist the DCA. DAF Media student-volunteers, under the direction of Andrew, will act as the production crew, using multiple cameras to livestream this event. 

Sponsors for the Darien Neighbors, Global Players Speakers Series are:

  • Gold Sponsor: John M. Glover Insurance Agency
  • Silver Sponsor: Northern Trust
  • Bronze Sponsors: PG Properties • Hawes Team and Nancy Dauk of Halstead CT in Darien • Darien Police Association

The DCA is a privately-funded nonprofit that does not receive any financial support from the Town of Darien. Since 1923, the DCA has been making our community a nicer place to live, by providing people of all ages a place to gather, give and learn.


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