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Mary Morouse, Member-at-Large

Mary Morouse combines her love of technology and education as a businessperson, a mom, and a community volunteer.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Mary joined Xerox Corporation as an education sales specialist. At Xerox she saw the potential of the nascent personal computer business. She transitioned into UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management to earn her MBA – paying her tuition by competing and winning on game shows “Super Password” and “Win, Lose or Draw”.
Mary Morouse combines her love of technology and education as a businessperson, a mom, and a community volunteer.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Mary joined Xerox Corporation as an education sales specialist. At Xerox she saw the potential of the nascent personal computer business. She transitioned into UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management to earn her MBA – paying her tuition by competing and winning on game shows “Super Password” and “Win, Lose or Draw”.

After a summer internship at Apple Computer, she joined Microsoft in 1989. There, Mary led teams to market Microsoft Project and Microsoft Access. Escaping the rain of Seattle for the sun of Santa Monica, Mary moved south to manage the Norton Group at Symantec.

The pull of the Northwest called again in 1998, and Mary returned to Seattle to join a startup bookstore called Amazon as Vice President of Merchandising. It was on this second stint in Seattle that she met her husband Jim.

After the birth of their first child, Mary and Jim—both native Californians—moved to Santa Barbara in 2001. They have three children, two of whom attend Laguna Blanca, Ava ’19 and Jack ’20. The Morouse family has traversed 49 out of 50 states in various minivans.

Mary spent five years on the Montecito Union School District Board, including two years as President. She is currently the Board Chairman at Mission Springs Camp and Conference Center near Santa Cruz, California.
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