Marne Levine

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Marne Levine
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Marne Levine in 2012.
Marne Lynn Levine

1971/1972 (age 47–48)[1]
Alma materMiami University
Harvard Business School
OccupationBusiness executive
Home townShaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
TitleCOO, Instagram
Board member ofInstagram, Chegg, Women for Women International
Spouse(s)Philip Joseph Deutch
Parent(s)Mark Levine
Teri Levine
RelativesJohn M. Deutch (father-in-law)

Marne Lynn Levine (born 1971/72) is an American businesswoman, and the chief operating officer (COO) of Instagram since 2014. She is a director of Women for Women International.

Early life[edit]

Marne Lynn Levine is the daughter of Mark Levine, a plastic surgeon of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Teri Levine.[2] She majored in political science and speech communications at Miami University in Ohio and graduated in 1992. In 2005, she graduated from Harvard Business School, where she did a project on waste management and earned the nickname "Trash Queen".[3]


From 1993 to 2000, she worked at the United States Treasury Department on issues like the 1997 Asian financial crisis and predatory lending. She was chief of staff from 2001 to 2003 for Harvard University president Larry Summers.[4] From 2006 to 2008, she was a product manager at Revolution Money.[3] From 2009 to 2010, she was chief of staff for the National Economic Council.[3]

Levine was vice president of global public policy for Facebook from 2010 to 2014,[5] when she became Instagram's first COO.[6] She was succeeded in her public policy role by Joel Kaplan.[7] “Video is just exploding on Instagram—motion is the new filter. We’re going to help people use visuals to tell their stories”.[3] She described her job to Elle magazine as analyzing internal operations and deciding how to run them better, faster, smarter. And to make sure Instagram works as well for users as it does for advertisers.[8]


Levine is a member of the board of Lean In, a non-profit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to empower women.[9][10] She is also on the Board of Directors of Chegg.[1] Levine is a director of Women for Women International.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On June 21, 2003, Levine married Philip Joseph Deutch (his second marriage), then a managing director and venture capitalist at Perseus, the son of Samayla D. Deutch, a lawyer and John M. Deutch, the Director of Central Intelligence from 1995 to 1996, and a professor at MIT. They are both Jewish and have two sons.[2][11][10]

She suffered a partial hearing loss at the age of four, and because of embarrassment, employed coping strategies rather than visible hearing aids. She started to use hearing aids in 2015, which she said made her life exponentially better.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Marne Levine". Bloomberg. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Marne Levine, Philip Deutch". New York Times. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "How Did I Get Here? Marne Levine". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  4. ^ Suzanne Bearne. "Instagram's Marne Levine: I feel a responsibility to pay it forward". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  5. ^ a b "Marne Levine | Women for Women International". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  6. ^ Wagner, Kurt (2014-10-06). "Instagram Hires First COO, Facebook VP Marne Levine". Recode. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  7. ^ Tsukayama, Hayley (6 October 2014). "Facebook taps D.C. office head to manage global policy". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  8. ^ "How Instagram Is Helping Women Succeed on Social Media and in Silicon Valley". ELLE. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  9. ^ McMillan Portillo, Caroline (7 October 2014). "So who is Marne Levine, Instagram's new COO?". Biz Journals. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  10. ^ a b Rosen, Taylor (2 June 2015). "In a Snap, Former Clevelander Levine Makes Instagram Famous". Clevelan Jewish News. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Celebrating Superheroes: Marne Levine & Her Mom – LIFT". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ Kloss, Karlie (16 February 2016). "Meet The Trailblazers: Karlie Kloss Meets Marne Levine". Elle UK. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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