Get to Know Marilyn

Personal

  • Married to Alex Avila
  • Son – David Avila & Daughter – Katherine Avila
  • Active member of Providence Baptist Church for 22 years

Political Activities

  • Elected to NC Legislature Distr 40 – 2006 – ’08 – ’10 – ’12
  • Elected Chairman Wake County Repub Party – 2003
  • 2nd Vice Chairman Wake County Repub Party – 2001
  • Dir of Organization Wake County Repub Party – 1997
  • Pres Wake County Repub Women’s Club – 1992 – 94
  • Treasurer Wake County Repub Women’s Club – 1991
  • Joined Wake County Republican Women’s Club – 1990

Professional

  • John Locke Foundation – Event Coordinator (2005-2006)
  • John Locke Foundation – Administrative Director (1991-2005)
  • Owner Command Performance/Focus One Hairstyling Salons (1979-1990)
  • BS Degree in Chemistry Georgia Southern College (now University) 1971
  • Began career in textiles with King Finishing Co. Responsibilities included oversight of plant waste treatment facility and production troubleshooting
  • Assistant plant chemist – Hanes Dye and Finishing
  • Dye house chemist – Hanes Hosiery
  • Established Product Development Laboratory – Hanes Hosiery – Supervised lab tech, development of finishing and dye formulas, and production research on new fibers in cooperation with Monsanto and DuPont scientists.

Civic Activities

  • Finance Chairman for the first Wake County “Project Graduation” – 1988
  • Volunteere special assistant to librarian at Jeffrey’s Grove Elem School – 1991-92
  • Member Black Horse Run Homeowners’ Board of Directors – 1991-1993

 

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