SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eHarmony.com today announced Dr. William T. Weyerhaeuser, Ph.D. has joined its Board of Directors. Weyerhaeuser is a retired clinical psychologist who serves on several public company boards and has been a Director of Clearwater Paper Corporation since 2008. Weyerhaeuser earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Theology from the Fuller Theological Seminary, and his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
“Bill brings years of experience in the field of clinical psychology as well as a great deal of business expertise,” said eHarmony founder and CEO, Dr. Neil Clark Warren. “This unique blend of attributes is highly compatible with the eHarmony vision and mission and makes him ideally suited to provide valuable insight and expertise to our company.”
Weyerhaeuser currently serves as a Director at Clearwater Paper Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board and Director at Columbia Banking System, Inc., and Columbia State Bank. In the past he has served as Chairman of the Board and Director at EDEN Bioscience Corporation and as Vice Chair of the Board and Director at Potlatch Corporation. He has been the owner and Chairman of the Board of Comerco, Inc., Holding Company for the Yelm Telephone Company.
Dr. Weyerhaeuser is a Trustee for a number of prominent civic boards in the Seattle area, currently serving as President of the Seattle Opera Board of Trustees and Trustee of the University of Puget Sound, among others.
Weyerhaeuser joins chairman of the Board of Directors and founder of eHarmony, Dr. Neil Clark Warren and Gregory Penner, General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, on the Board of Directors.
About eHarmony, Inc.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based eHarmony, Inc. (www.eharmony.com) was founded in 2000 and is a pioneer in using relationship science to match singles seeking long-term relationships. Its service presents users with compatible matches based on key dimensions of personality that are scientifically proven to predict highly successful long-term relationships. New peer-reviewed research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ranks eHarmony as number one for producing the most marriages and the most satisfied marriages compared to all other methods studied. Of meeting places measured, eHarmony also had the lowest divorce rate.* On average, 438 people marry every day in the U.S. as a result of being matched on eHarmony, nearly 4% of new marriages.* Currently, eHarmony operates online matchmaking services in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Brazil.
*Based on data on 19,131 marriages from 2005 to 2012 by Harris Interactive, couples that met on eHarmony had significantly fewer breakups than couples who met via all other methods combined. Combining methods that account for less than 1% of marriages sampled.