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Betty Jo Sheehy

Betty Jo Sheehy, American real estate company executive, investment advisor. Named Business Woman of Year, National Congressional Committee, 2006; recipient Leadership Development award, Merrill Lynch, 1984-1990. Chapter president New Jersey Symphony Women League, Short Hills, 1977—1981; volunteer Red Cross of the Oranges, 1970; benefactor Parish Art Museum, Southampton, since 1999.


  • Sheehy, Betty Jo was born on October 1, 1936 in Baileysville, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Virgil and Virginia Graham Lester.

  • Education

    • Student, Marshall University, 1956. Student, New York Institute of Finance, 1960. Licence in real estate, Southampton College, 2002.


    • Financial Consultant, 1960, Merrill Lynch, Short Hills, New Jersey, 1984—1990. Finance advisory, associate vice president Morgan Stanley, Southampton, New York, 1991—2002. Owner, broker Betty Jo Sheehy Real Estate, since 2002.

      Vice president investments Newbridge Securities, West Palm Beach, Florida, since 2006.


    Chapter president New Jersey Symphony Women League, Short Hills, 1977—1981. Volunteer Red Cross of the Oranges, 1970. Benefactor Parish Art Museum, Southampton, since 1999.



    Golf, music, reading, running.


    • Married John D. Sheehy, September 21, 1963 (divorced 1976). Children: John, Peter, Barbara.
    • father: Virgil Lester
    • mother: Virginia Graham Lester
    • spouse: John D. Sheehy
    • children: John Sheehy
    • Peter Sheehy
    • Barbara Sheehy
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    • 1956
      Marshall University
    • 1960
      New York Institute Finance
    • 2002
      Southampton College
    • 1960
      Finance consultant
    • 1984 - 1990
      Finance consultant
      Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
    • 2006
      vice president, investments Newbridge Securities
      West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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