Mary Bush

Mary Bush

The Honorable Mary K. Bush has held several Presidential Appointments, serves on the Boards of Directors of Fortune 500 companies and is known globally as one of the world’s top women in international finance.

President Reagan, with Senate confirmation, appointed her to the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund to help return stability to the international financial system during the debt crisis of the 1980s. She served President George H. W. Bush as head of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and chaired a bipartisan commission for President George W. Bush on transforming US foreign aid. Ground-breaking transactions that have transformed markets in corporate and sovereign finance are her hallmark.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum Laude from Fisk University in Economics and Political Science and received her MBA in Finance from University of Chicago Business School, now Chicago Booth.

“I wonder what they’ve bombed now.”

When I heard the bomb go off on that Sunday morning in September 1963, I thought, “I wonder what they’ve bombed now.”

I soon learned that it was Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  The most heartbreaking news came later that day. My friend, Cynthia Wesley, and my teacher’s daughter, Denise McNair, had both been killed.