Sharon Murphy, MBA


Sharon E. Murphy is a partner within consulting division of McConnell & Jones and a founding partner with McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM), a Houston, Texas-based consulting and accounting firm.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Sharon heads the firm’s education practice and is responsible for a national clientele that has included 20 of the nation’s top 100 school districts in 13 states. She also oversees complex, large-scale engagements for federal agencies with nationwide scope. Sharon has been a panelist at national meetings for Council of Great City Schools and the National School Board Association addressing issues on public education.

Her civic involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of American Leadership Forum (board chair for 2016 and 2017), The Ensemble Theatre, Houston Arts Alliance and Unity National Bank.

Sharon has been recognized as one of the “Top 30” Most Influential Women by,  and as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Houston Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Houston’s ABC affiliate, KTRK Channel 13. She has also been the recipient of the Building Block Award by Child Builders, Houston’s advocates for mental health in children.


Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Indiana University

Master of Business Administration in Finance, Clark Atlanta University