Kevin Murray begins Jan. 1.

California State Senator Kevin Murray will join the William Morris Agency as a senior VP, beginning Jan. 1. Murray will work primarily in the company's corporate consulting division, William Morris Consulting (WMC). The senator, who has served 12 years in the California legislature, is leaving his post in November because of term limits.

The move marks a return for Murray to William Morris, where he began his career in 1982 in the agency's mailroom and later worked as an agent in the music department. While working in WMA's agent training program, Murray finished MBA and law degrees. He left WMA in 1989 to embark on highly successful legal and political careers.