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Pepperdine University Names Marylyn M. Warren to its Board of Regents
Pepperdine University has announced the appointment of Marylyn M. Warren to its Board of Regents serving on the advancement and public affairs committee. Warren served as senior vice president for eHarmony.com from 2000–2005. eHarmony.com, founded by Warren’s husband, Pepperdine alumnus Dr. Neil Clark Warren in 2000, was the first relationship service on the Web to use a scientific approach to matching singles. Today it is one of the most popular and well-known relationship Web sites in the country.
As senior vice president, Warren’s responsibilities included overseeing the strategic reach of the company to all parts of the larger community with a special emphasis on media relations and corporate messaging. As onsite director of the eHarmony launch in Texas, she focused on developing relationships with key centers of influence for the company. Warren also shared responsibility for corporate planning as a member of eHarmony’s executive committee.
Warren, who began her career after her youngest left for college, spent the last two decades working in the fields of public relations, fund raising and special events for Cal Tech, the Russ Reid Company, The Music Center of Los Angeles and The Huntington Library.
Previous to eHarmony.com, Warren served as vice president for financial development at The Huntington Library for eleven years. During her tenure, she raised $153,000,000 for the institution and directed the capital campaign for a new botanical complex. As vice president, Warren also served as one of six principal officers directing governance of the institution and acted as liaison to the Library’s five-member governing Board of Trustees, and 60-member Board of Overseers.
Warren met her husband at Pepperdine College. He graduated in 1956 and she graduated in 1958. The two married in 1959. The couple has three grown daughters and resides in Pasadena, California.