Several reports revealed that Wendy Rush, the wife of missing OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, also works for his company. On June 18, five passengers boarded a submarine as they went on a tourist expedition to the wreck of Titanic. However, within an hour and a half the submarine lost contact.
The expedition included OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, billionaire Hamish Harding, businessman Shahzada Dawood and his teenage son Suleman, and French explorer Paul-Henri Nargeolet.
Find out more about Wendy, her age, their children, and more. We attempt to cover it all based on the information available on the web.
Mee Wendy Rush, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush Wife
Wendy Rush is the wife of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush. Stockton who was an aerospace engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation at the Edwards Air Force Base in California tied the knot with Wendy in July 1986 at the Vail (Colo.) Chapel in Colorado. The Rev. George B. Edgar, the bride’s great-uncle, performed the Presbyterian ceremony.
Stockton is the son of Ellen Davies Rush of San Francisco and Mr. Richard Stockton Rush Jr. of Westminster, Vermont. His father was the chairman of the Peregrine Oil and Gas Company in Burlingame, California, and the Natomas Company in San Francisco.
He is also the grandson of Mrs. Ralph K. Davies of San Francisco, for whom the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is named, and the late Mr. Davies, chairman of the American President Lines, and of Deborah Brock Rush of Philadelphia.
OceanGate, a privately held corporation with headquarters in Washington that offers submersibles for tourism, business, research, and exploration, was formed in 2009 by Stockton.
According to his OceanGate biography, Stockton Rush “is Chief Executive Officer and Founder (2009) of OceanGate Inc. Rush oversees OceanGate’s financial and engineering strategies and provides a clear vision for the development of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) and 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) capable crewed submersibles and their partner launch and recovery platforms which make OceanGate Inc the leading provider of crewed submersibles for charter and scientific research.”
Stockton is situated in Seattle, according to his LinkedIn profile. In a speech before the GW Summit Power Talk, Stockton Rush stated that there are “folks who want to do high-end adventure tourism. We dove in numerous places.”
He referred to the lost submarine Titan as the “Queen of the Fleet.” The New York Times and CNN claim that recent safety problems at OceanGate have surfaced. A previous safety worry regarding OceanGate’s “experimental approach” was discussed in a Times article, and CNN noted that two former employees had also expressed concern about the sub.
“We’re looking at doing 24-hour missions where you can take a nap in the back,” Stockton said at a press conference. “We’re all about giving people access to the ocean — we’re not selling the sub.”
The company started making trips to the Titanic’s wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean in July 2021.
Stockton and four other passengers vanished on June 18, 2023, after a submersible from his business went missing during an expedition to the Titanic debris. At the time, an Oceangate spokesperson said in a statement: “For some time, we have been unable to establish communications with one of our submersible exploration vehicles which is currently visiting the wreck site of the Titanic. We pray for the safe return of the crew and passengers, and we will provide updates as they are available.”
Richard is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Princeton University.
Stockton Rush And Wendy Rush Kids
Stockton Rush and Wendy Rush (nee Weil) have two children; a son named Ben Rush (Richard Benjamin Rush) and a daughter named Quincy Rush.
Public records reveal that Ben is 34 years old and Quincy turned 32 years old in November 2022.
Wendy Rush’s son Ben is working on Special Projects at Amazon since March 2022. He is also serving as Advisor at Numurus since 2020. He had previously worked in companies such as BlueView Technologies, the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, Social Venture Partners Seattle, FareStart, Alliance of Angels, Pioneer Square Labs, and Fortive among others.
Ben attended University of Washington – Michael G. Foster School of Business (MBA, Class of 2017).
Moving on, Wendy Rush’s daughter Quincy is currently working as a Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court, Central District of California. Other organizations that she worked for include Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, United States Attorneys’ Offices, Seneca Family of Agencies, and Child Development Lab.
Quincy is a graduate of UC Irvine (Psychology and Social Behavior), and University of Chicago Law School (Juris Doctorate). She is on Instagram but her account is private.
According to her IG, Quincy lives in Orange County, California.
Wendy Rush Age
Wendy Rush is age 61 as of June 2023. She was born in December 1961.
Wendy Rush Job
Wendy Rush has a job at OceanGate Inc. as director of communications. She is also a member of the group’s tracking and messaging staff.
Wendy joined OceanGate in June 2021, and she also works for the nonprofit arm of the business. Wendy led the OceanGate Foundation as president from 2017 to October 2021.
She continues to serve on the executive board of the foundation.
Like her husband, Wendy is a Princeton University alumna. At the time of her marriage, Wendy was, a licensed pilot and a substitute teacher in the Lancaster (Calif.) school system, was formerly an account manager with Ladd Associates in San Francisco, and a consultant to magazine publishers.
How Much Is Wendy Rush Net Worth?
Wendy Rush’s net worth is above $2 million. According to Distractify, her husband Stock Rush has a net worth of $12 million.
Is Wendy Rush On Instagram And Facebook?
No, Wendy Rush is not on Instagram. But she has a Facebook page.
When Is Wendy Rush Birthday?
Wendy Rush celebrates her birthday in December.
Where Is Wendy Rush From?
Originally from Denver, Colorado, she is now residing in Seattle, Washington.
What Is Wendy Rush Maiden Name?
The maiden name of Wendy Rush is Wendy Hollings Weil. She is the daughter of Richard Weil, professor of surgery and director of transplantation at the University of Colorado Medical School, and Polly Weil, a partner in the Denver interior design firm of Reynolds & Weil.
Wendy is also a granddaughter of Mrs. Arthur B. Griffin Jr. of Stuart, Florida, and the late Richard Weil Jr., who was president of Macy’s New York.
Submersible Pilot’s wife is also descended From a Famous Titanic Couple. Wendy is the great-great-granddaughter of the retailing magnate Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida, two of the wealthiest people to die aboard the ocean liner. Isidor and Ida Straus, first-class passengers who died on the Titanic, is seen in a portrait taken in about 1910.
Ms. Rush is a great-great-granddaughter of the retailing magnate Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida, two of the wealthiest people aboard the Titanic for its first voyage. Mr. Straus, born in 1845, was a co-owner of Macy’s department store. Ms. Rush, born Wendy Hollings Weil, married Stockton Rush in 1986, according to a New York Times wedding announcement.
Ms. Rush’s ancestors on the Titanic are perhaps best known for their tragic love story. Survivors of the disaster recalled seeing Isidor Straus refuse a seat on a lifeboat when women and children were still waiting to flee the sinking liner. Ida Straus, his wife of four decades, declared that she would not leave her husband, and the two were seen standing arm in arm on the Titanic’s deck as the ship went down.
A fictionalized version of the Strauses’ story was immortalized in pop culture by the director James Cameron, whose 1997 film about the disaster features a poignant shot of an older couple embracing in bed as the waters rise around their cabin. Ms. Rush is descended from of one of the Strauses’ daughters, Minnie, who married Dr. Richard Weil in 1905. Their son, Richard Weil Jr., later served as president of Macy’s New York, and his son, Dr. Richard Weil III, is Ms. Rush’s father, according to Joan Adler, the executive director of the Straus Historical Society.
Isidor Straus’s body was found at sea roughly two weeks after the Titanic sank, New York Times archives show. Ida Straus’s remains have never been recovered.