Marylynn Keene Gladstein, born in Mississippi, has a broad range of talents. From a military family, she lived a number of places growing up, graduating from high school in St. Petersburg, Florida and attending UCLA in Interior Design. Her career began in Washington, DC as an administrative assistant with the Department of Justice – Office of J. Edgar Hoover, then moved to other similar positions including General Nicholas Allen; attorney Carolyn Chiechi, now Appellate Judge; and Benefit Systems Inc.
Married to Andy Gladstein in 1977, they moved to Lexington, Kentucky and opened Tony Roma’s restaurants in Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. In 2007, the Gladsteins moved to Rancho Mirage, California and started Gladstein Properties and the Gladstein Charitable Foundation, as well as becoming very active in other local philanthropic groups. They have two children, Sara and Drew, and two grandchildren. Marylynn’s past and present Board positions include:
- Lexington Ballet, Lexington, KY; in the greater Palm Springs area
- Honorary Trustee for Olive Crest
- Board officer for Dogs for our Brave Inc.