Marilen Coughenour, M.P.A

President & Founder

Photo by: Jiahang Lu. Dome Entertainment

Bio

For over twenty years, Marilen Coughenour has gained significant, corporate experience in executive leadership within a variety of industries, including Fortune 500/1000® companies. In the fashion industry, Marilen has cultivated key relationships and worked with Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and many more. From 2011 to 2012, she was the President of the Fashion Destination Group, which was a fashion industry promotions company.

As a longstanding philanthropist, she has served on several Board of Directors, including Orange County Head Start, Chapman University – Leadership Program, etc.

From 2005 to 2009, she served as the Board Chair and President of Working Wardrobes, a $1.9M nonprofit that provides services for those underserved for re-entry into the workforce. In 2006, Marilen received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award. In 2008, she was awarded a Remarkable Woman Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Her Bachelor’s Degree is from Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from California State University. She resides in Laguna Beach with her husband of over twenty years.