Marilyn has been practicing as a certified public accountant since 1986. M. Blank & Company was established in 1993 after having spent 7 years with Deloitte and Touche in Los Angeles and Orange County. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Southern California in 1986. In 1998, she was awarded a Masters degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Marilyn attended the financial planning program through University of California - Irvine, and in January 2002 earned her designation as a Certified Financial Planner.
Prior to her career in public accounting, Marilyn was in the banking industry for approximately 10 years. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Robert, and children, Brittany and Ryan.