Gita Murthy, PhD – Founder and CEO
Leading Small Business into the Future
Gita Murthy, PhD, is CEO and founder of RORE, Inc., a construction firm in San Diego. As CEO, she has led the firm from infancy to a $50 million firm. During her tenure, she has managed over 40 contracts as a prime contractor for the Army Corps of Engineers, Navy, Air Force, and other public sector clients. She has led and managed projects that have ranged in diversity from a small parking lot to complex design-build school construction in various locations from the Continental United States to Hawaii, Alaska, and Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Murthy is an active Board member of professional organizations, including the Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Society of American Military Engineers. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Fleet Science Center and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Murthy has always had a great passion for construction and continued learning, and a penchant for philanthropy and community service. She began her career in the academic arena and continues to fuel her intellect through hands-on design and construction. As a woman-owned business, she employs several women professionals, and mentors young professionals to develop professionally into strong and confident contributors to society. She teams with other businesses and works collaboratively to deliver outstanding products to her clients. When she’s not working at RORE, or volunteering for organizations, she enjoys raising her teenaged twins to be successful contributors to society. And, when she finds time for herself, she is often found with a glass of wine in hand, or on the dance floor!