Marne Levine
Levine in 2017
Born
Marne Lynn Levine

(1970-10-01) October 1, 1970 (age 53)
EducationMiami University, Ohio (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
TitleFormer chief business officer, Meta Platforms
Board member ofChegg
Women for Women International
Spouse
Philip Deutch
(m. 2003)
Children2
RelativesJohn M. Deutch (father-in-law)

Marne Lynn Levine (born 1970) is an American businesswoman. She was the chief business officer at Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.) until February 2023. Previously, she was the first chief operating officer of Instagram. She also served as a special economic policy assistant to President Barack Obama. She was the chief of staff for the National Economic Council.

Early life

Marne Lynn Levine is the daughter of Mark Levine, an ophthalmologist of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Teri Levine.[1] She was born to Jewish parents and graduated from Laurel School in 1988.[2][3] She majored in political science and speech communications at Miami University in Ohio and graduated in 1992. In 2005, she graduated from Harvard Business School.[2]

Career

From 1993 to 2000, she worked at the United States Treasury Department on issues like the 1997 Asian financial crisis and predatory lending. She was the chief of staff from 2001 to 2003 for Harvard University president Larry Summers.[4] From 2006 to 2008, she was a product manager at Revolution Money.[2] From 2009 to 2010, she served in the administration of President Barack Obama as the chief of staff for the National Economic Council and special assistant to the president for economic policy.[2][5]

Levine was vice president of global public policy for Facebook from 2010 to 2014,[6] when she became the first chief operating officer of Instagram.[7] In 2018, she became the vice president of global partnerships, business and corporate development for Facebook.[8] In June 2021, Levine was named chief business officer of Facebook, Inc. which was renamed Meta Platforms.[9][5] She stepped down from the role in February 2023, but will remain with Meta until summer to help with the transition.[10]

Boards

Levine is a member of the board of Lean In, a non-profit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower women.[11][12] Levine is also on the board of directors of Chegg[13] and Women for Women International.[6] She is a member of the Trilateral Commission.[14]

Personal life

On June 21, 2003, Levine married Philip Deutch who was then a venture capitalist. They are Jewish and have two sons.[1][15][12] Her father-in-law, John M. Deutch, was the director of central intelligence (DCI) during the presidency of Bill Clinton.

Levine suffered a partial hearing loss at age four, but because of embarrassment did not start using hearing aids until 2015, when she was in her 40s; she said they have improved her life "exponentially".[16]

Recognition

She was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 women of 2016.[17]

References

  1. ^ a b "Marne Levine, Philip Deutch". New York Times. June 22, 2003. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "How Did I Get Here? Marne Levine". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Piorkowski, Jeff (May 11, 2018). "A curling gold medal for Shaker team; University Hts. parade happenings; more: Press Run". Cleveland.com. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Suzanne Bearne. "Instagram's Marne Levine: I feel a responsibility to pay it forward". The Guardian. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Marne Levine, Chief Business Officer". Meta. Retrieved November 13, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Marne Levine | Women for Women International". Womenforwomen.org. Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Wagner, Kurt (October 6, 2014). "Instagram Hires First COO, Facebook VP Marne Levine". Recode. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Instagram COO Levine Moves Back to Facebook to Lead Partnerships". Bloomberg.com. September 12, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  9. ^ Fischer, Sara (June 3, 2021). "Facebook names Marne Levine as chief business officer". Axios.
  10. ^ Spangler, Todd (February 13, 2023). "Meta Sales Chief Marne Levine Resigns". Variety.
  11. ^ McMillan Portillo, Caroline (October 7, 2014). "So who is Marne Levine, Instagram's new COO?". Biz Journals. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Rosen, Taylor (June 2, 2015). "In a Snap, Former Clevelander Levine Makes Instagram Famous". Clevelan Jewish News. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "Marne Levine". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Marne Levine | Women for Women International". www.womenforwomen.org. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  15. ^ "Celebrating Superheroes: Marne Levine & Her Mom – LIFT". www.liftcommunities.org. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  16. ^ Kloss, Karlie (February 16, 2016). "Meet The Trailblazers: Karlie Kloss Meets Marne Levine". Elle UK. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?". BBC News. November 18, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2022.