Tom Murphy, of Blacksburg, former senior vice president and trust officer at the National Bank of Blacksburg, has been named associate director of gift planning at Virginia Tech.

In his previous position, Murphy helped numerous clients manage their assets and facilitated a variety of charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations.

Murphy received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.