Marilyn Ayres, CPA, MBA

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Marilyn Ayres, CPA, MBA

I have the power to decide to lend my experience and skills to causes that I feel passionate about.

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Marilyn Ayres is the Chief Financial Officer at Power to Decide. She is responsible for stewardship of the organization’s financial resources including maintenance of internal controls and financial systems, timely and accurate financial reporting, and sustainability planning.

Prior to joining Power to Decide, Marilyn served as the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization. At the Alliance, Marilyn developed and implemented systems and business processes that enabled the organization to grow significantly and establish a leadership position in the conservation community.   

Throughout her career Marilyn has focused on mentoring staff and building strong and highly effective teams. Her experience also includes collaborating with staff across the organization to increase integration, efficiency and the impact of program activities.

Marilyn is a CPA and holds an MBA from The George Washington University.  

Chief Financial Officer