Sharon Bush

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Sharon Murray
Sharon Smith

(1952-05-19) 19 May 1952 (age 71)
New York City, U.S.
EducationUniversity of New Hampshire
(m. 1980; div. 2003)
Bob Murray
(after 2019)
Children3; including Lauren

Sharon Murray (née Smith, formerly Bush) (born May 19, 1952) is the founder and CEO of Teddy Share and the director of development for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School.[citation needed] She is the former wife of Neil Bush.

Early life[edit]

She is a daughter of Alba M. Smith and Robert E. Smith, an engineer with the federal government who lived in Nashua, New Hampshire.[1]

Sharon obtained her teaching degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1975.[1]


Bush began her working life as an elementary school teacher.[2] She then started Karitas Foundation, a national non-profit supporting shelters for homeless and abused children.[3]

In 1998, Bush founded Teddy Share, a for-profit company supporting charities focused on children's causes worldwide.[4] In 2013, she began to oversee business development for Protein Matrix, a company that produces a biodegradable degreasing product that breaks down fat, oil and grease to prevent clogs, overflows and fire hazards.[2]

In 2017, Bush took the role of director of development for Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, a private Catholic school for children from low-income backgrounds.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sharon Bush was married to Neil Bush (born January 22, 1955) from 1980 until April 2003. The couple have three children : Lauren Pierce Bush (born June 25, 1984), Pierce Mallon Bush (born March 11, 1986) and Ashley Walker Bush (born February 7, 1989).[5][6] She has three grandsons and one granddaughter from her first marriage.

They were divorced in 2003, and on November 30, 2019, she married Bob Murray at Central Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Murray is a former managing director of Morgan Stanley & Company and the chief financial officer of the Public Service Enterprise Group. Murray is the son of Thomas F. Murray, the former chief investment officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.[1]


In 2001, Bush received the Outstanding Mother Award, awarded annually by the National Mother's Day Committee.[7] In 2011, Bush received the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction award.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Mallozzi, Vincent M. (30 November 2019). "A Relationship Built on Family and Faith". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Sharon Bush Philanthropic Work and Business Connections". Emerald City Journal. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sharon Bush and Daughters". Social Life. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Lauren Bush Lauren Is Making a Name for Herself". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "The Inconvenient Sharon Bush". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ "The Relatively Charmed Life Of Neil Bush". The Washington Post. 28 December 2003. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "About the Outstanding Mother Awards". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The Girl Scouts of Greater New York Hosts 19th Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast". Girl Scouts of the USA. Retrieved 25 October 2018.