Marianne spent almost 24 years contributing her leadership, insight and financial expertise to helping families and to the success of Market Street Trust Company, a family office founded by the extended-Houghton Family. During her 19+ plus tenure as President and CEO, she was responsible for all aspects of the family office and with her team employed a strategy of continuous improvement and slow, measured growth. She oversaw the management of client relationships for individual, trust and foundation accounts, and in addition to working with the Board of Directors on strategic issues, she facilitated financial and estate planning for individuals and family groups. She also advised several family foundations and has expertise in intergenerational wealth transfer strategies, family office management, succession planning and governance for families and their businesses.
Before joining Market Street, Marianne practiced law at Harris, Beach & Wilcox, where she focused on corporate and banking law. She received a B.A. Degree from Mount Holyoke College and an M.S. Ed. from the University of Rochester. She also holds a J.D. Degree from Cornell Law School where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif.
Marianne is currently a Director of the Elmira Savings Bank where she sits on the Loan and Audit and Compliance Committees and of Lineage Trust Company, serving on the Trust and Investment Committee. She is one of the founders and directors of the Alternative School for Math and Science, a middle school in Corning, New York; she is currently President and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is also a Trustee of the Corning Museum of Glass where she serves on the Executive and Governance Committees and a member of the President’s Council for the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Marianne is a member and Director of the Collaboration for Families Flourishing. She has served on the Family Office Exchange Advisory Board, the Finger Lakes Land Trust Board and is a past President of the Board of Trustees of the Rockwell Museum and the Corning Community College Development Foundation.
Marianne lives with her husband in Upstate New York, and they have three wonderful adult sons and two amazing daughters-in-law.