Marla J. Noel is President and Board Member of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary, an organization established in 1911 with over 90 staff members. The main campus is located on the border of Santa Ana and the city of Orange in California. Marla has been with the Fairhaven Family for over 18 years. The Fairhaven Family also includes Fairhaven Memorial Services, a mortuary in Mission Viejo and Family Mortuary, which is in downtown Santa Ana, to serve the needs of the Hispanic community. Fairhaven serves over 1,500 families each year.
Marla is a CPA with over thirty years of experience in business. She obtained her MBA from Chapman University and was inducted into the National Business Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. Her undergraduate degree is from Indiana University where she received a BS in accounting. Marla is actively involved in her community and has served on various Boards, including OC ARC, an organization for the developmentally disabled in Orange County, Laguna College of Art and Design, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana the Alzheimer’s Association and Woman Sage. Marla served as President of the Santa Ana Rotary Club and was responsible for involving the Santa Ana Rotary Club in the Interact Club at Saddleback High School, Rebuilding Together and Corazon de Vida. Marla is currently a member of the Irvine Rotary Club.
Marla is also a past president of Saddleback Sunrise Toastmasters. She enjoys public speaking and feels that her speaking ability is the result of her experience with Toastmasters. Marla enjoys working with youth, and established the first Explorer’s Club in her field. Several of the youth who have gone through the program at Fairhaven have active careers in the industry.
Marla believes in her own on-going education through reading books and articles on business. She is also a member of Vistage (formerly TEC) and WPO (Women’s President Organization.) Both Fairhaven and Marla have benefited from her participation in these valuable business organizations.
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