Marla Schaefer is the former Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board of Claire's Stores, Inc. the largest accessory retailer in the world which she sold to private equity in 2007. Marla is currently a trustee of Teachers College, Columbia University; National and International Board Member of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science; Board Member of Women in Distress of Broward County; member of the C200; and a Director of the Rowland & Sylvia Schaefer Family Foundation.
Marla is a graduate of Florida International University, 1974 and holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, 2003. She and her husband Steven Weishoff reside in Boca Raton, Florida. They have two daughters, Danielle and Nicole.