Marla Tobe Werner is a creative, mission-driven professional with over 25 years of experience in building community and resources for both nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses. Marla is an engaging, visionary leader, speaker, coach, and trainer with a proven ability to initiate and implement exciting ideas while mobilizing staff, boards, volunteers, and donors to achieve extraordinary results.
Marla has held Director of Development, Marketing and Communications roles for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and Ronald McDonald Charities of Morgantown and Pittsburgh. Marla was the founder and Chief Growth Strategist at MPower Consulting LLC, which rolled seamlessly into Givver in 2023. Marla has served as the Executive Director of the Evan and Tracy Segal Family Foundation since 2017. Recently, Marla co-founded Givver with her lifelong best friend, Becca Hurowitz.
Marla currently serves on the board of Democratic Jewish Outreach PA (DJOP), was appointed to the Inaugural Committee for Governor Josh Shapiro, serves as a member of The Center for Loving Kindness board, and is a cohort member in a Black / Jewish dialogue for Catapult Greater Pittsburgh and National Council of Jewish Women. Marla lives in the Fox Chapel area with her husband Michael and their two sets of fraternal twins.