Speaking Engagements

Marianne Jennings gave her first professional speech in 1979 at a breakfast meeting for some Lions, or was it Elk? Well, it was some animal group, and she was a last-minute substitution for a colleague who couldn’t make the den or covey, or whatever-it-was meeting at the last minute. She was a filler and a substitute speaker for about two speeches. Then the animals began calling her as their first choice.

While she still enjoys that interaction with the fauna of the philanthropic world, she has also branched out to professional groups, corporations, trade organizations, colleges and universities, and even the beauty shop owners of the world. She was a bit nervous about how her hair looked for the last group, but, other than that, she holds up well in front of an audience.

She has been everything from a key note speaker to an all-day trainer to a roaster extraordinaire. She can do 10 minutes or she can do a semester. You can take the professor out of the classroom, but you can’t take the yearning to teach and talk out of the professor.

You can view one of Marianne’s recent television appearances, The Need for an Ethical Business Culture, here: http://www.frtv.org/2013/02/the-need-for-an-ethical-business.

Companies and organizations for which Marianne Jennings has done speeches:


  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acosta Sales and Marketing Company
  • Aerojet Corporation
  • AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
  • AgriBank
  • Alex Lee, Inc.
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Modern Insurance Group
  • American Reliable Insurance Company
  • Andersen Windows Corporation
  • Apollo Group
  • Archer Well Company
  • Arizona Public Service
  • AES Corporation
  • Ash Grove Cement Company
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical
  • ATK Launch Systems
  • Adventist Health
  • AXA Rosenberg
  • Bank of the Cascades
  • Banner Bank
  • Beauty and Barber Supply Institute, Inc.
  • Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation
  • Berkshire Funds
  • BDO Seidman
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Boeing Company
  • Bridge Bank
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Business Computer Systems
  • Career Education Corporation
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Catholic Healthcare West
  • CBIZ Miller Wagner LLC
  • Cendant Corporation
  • Centene Corporation
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Chesapeake System Solutions, Inc.
  • Clark Nuber
  • Coastal Training Technologies Corporation
  • CoBank
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Connolly, Inc.
  • Conoco Phillips Company
  • CUE, Inc.
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Cyclone Commerce, Inc.
  • DaimlerChrysler Services
  • Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Dominion Generation
  • DuPont
  • Edward Jones
  • Entergy Corporation
  • Exchange Bank
  • Executive Exchange
  • Farm Credit Bank of Texas
  • FCC Services
  • First Interstate Bank
  • First National Bank of Arizona
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc.
  • Frontier Farm Credit
  • General Dynamics
  • General Motors
  • Georgia Power
  • Glacier Bancorp
  • Harris Corporation
  • Health Care REIT, Inc.
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • IBM Global Contracts
  • Insitu, Inc.
  • J. Ray McDermott, Inc.
  • Jones Day
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • L-3 Communications
  • Marathon Oil
  • Markon Cooperative, Inc.
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • McGladrey LLP
  • MedStar Health, Inc.
  • Mobile Mini, Inc.
  • MoneyGram International
  • Motorola
  • Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
  • Mustang Engineering
  • National Bank of Arizona
  • Nebraska Public Power
  • Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Outreach Health Services Corporation
  • Pacific Steel & Recycling
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • Phelps Dodge
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • Phoenix Speakers Bureau, Inc.
  • PRG-Schultz
  • Quanta Services, Inc.
  • Rain and Hail
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Raytheon Company
  • RedChip Company
  • RSM McGladrey, Inc.
  • Safeway, Inc.
  • Salt River Project
  • Sanders & Parks, P.C.
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Spectrum Health
  • Speedway SuperAmerica
  • Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
  • Steptoe & Johnson
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Company
  • Sutter Health
  • Sysco Food Services of Arizona
  • Talecris Biotherapeutics
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • The Hospitals of Providence
  • Think Federal Credit Union
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
  • TSYS Acquiring Solutions
  • U.S. AgBank
  • USLAW Network, Inc.
  • VIAD Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Western States Insurance Agency
  • Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.
  • Wyndham Consumer Finance, Inc.
  • Yellow Corporation
  • Ziff Brothers Investments
  • Zions Bank

Professional Organizations

  • Administrative Officers Associations
  • All Star Dairy Association
  • Allied Beauty Association
  • American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Home Furnishings Alliance
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Arizona Association of School Business Officials
  • Arizona Bankers Association
  • Arizona Business Travelers Association
  • Arizona Counties Insurance Pool
  • Arizona Federal Tax Institute
  • Arizona Fiduciaries Association
  • Arizona Human Resources Association
  • Arizona School Food Service Association
  • Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association
  • Arizona Society of CPAs
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Arizona Women Bankers
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association/Maricopa County Bar Association, Public Lawyers Division Joint Luncheon
  • Associated Food Stores
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Associated Retail Stores
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors
  • Association for Investment Management & Research
  • Auxiliary Organization Association
  • Beyond the Bottom Line
  • Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix
  • Canadian Property Tax Association
  • Cement Employers Association
  • Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Central Iowa Health Systems, Des Moines, IA
  • Certified Financial Analyst Institute
  • Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters
  • Chicago Mortgage Attorney’s Association
  • Chief Executive Network
  • College and University Professional Association
  • Communications Marketing Association
  • Construction Financial Managers Association
  • Construction Industry Institute
  • Credit Union National Association
  • Dairy Council of Arizona, Inc.
  • Defense Industry Initiative
  • Defense Industry Offset Association
  • Diversity Leadership Alliance
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota
  • Electrical Equipment Representatives Association
  • Engineering and Construction Contracting Association
  • Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • Estate Planning Council
  • Executive Forum
  • Farm Credit Services Southwest
  • Financial Planners Association (FPA)
  • Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • General Conference Auditing Service
  • Global Offset and Countertrade Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Health Information Management Association of Arizona
  • Idaho Bankers Association
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Information Security Audit & Control Association
  • Information Technology Alliance
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Institute of Manangement Accountants (IMA)
  • Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Intermountain Forest Association
  • International Accounts Payable Professionals
  • Investment Management Consultants Association
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • IPMA-HR, Western Region
  • Jewish Community Foundation
  • Major Cities Chiefs of Police
  • Manufacturers Alliance
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Community College District
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Midwest Business Deans
  • Modern Beauty Supply
  • National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals
  • National Association of Purchasing Managers
  • National Association of Tax Professionals, Arizona Chapter
  • National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundation
  • National Conference on Guardianship
  • National Portable Storage Association
  • Nebraska Association of Financial Professionals
  • Northwest Construction Consumer Council
  • Ohio Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • Open Management Infrastructure
  • Oregon Bankers Association
  • Procurement Executives Group
  • Public Pension Financial Forum (P2F2)
  • Public Risk Management Association
  • Quad-State Bankers Association
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Risk Management Association
  • Rural Community Insurance Service
  • Samaritan Counseling Center
  • School Employees Retirement System of Ohio
  • Scottsdale Association of Realtors
  • Shore Fraud Conference
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators
  • Southwest Arizona Human Resources Association
  • Spalding Education International
  • Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
  • Texas Dietetic Association
  • The Salon Association
  • Turnaround Management Association, Detroit Chapter
  • Utah Bankers Association
  • Utah Risk Management Mutual Association
  • Valley Estate Planners
  • Valley Partnership
  • Vancouver Society of Financial Analysts
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Western Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Western Pension & Benefits, Phoenix Chapter
  • Western Regional Users Group
  • Women’s Council of Realtors, Scottsdale Chapter
  • Workforce Alliance
  • Worldwide Food Expo

Government Agencies and Organizations

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers
  • Arizona Auditor General
  • Arizona Courts Association
  • Arizona Department of Administration
  • Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Arizona Issues Network
  • Arizona Probation, Parole & Corrections Association
  • Arkansas Municipal League
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of State Audits, California
  • California State Auditor
  • City of Payson, Arizona
  • City of Prescott, Arizona
  • City of St. George, Utah
  • City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • City of Tucson, Supervisory Core Series
  • City of Westminster, Colorado
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
  • County of Jefferson, State of Colorado
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of the Interior
  • Defense Finance & Accounting Service
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • FBI’s Crime Laboratory Division
  • Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board
  • Idaho Department of Land
  • Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy
  • Kentucky League of Cities
  • League of Kansas Municipalities
  • League of Minnesota Cities
  • Maine Municipal Association
  • Minnesota State Auditor
  • National League of Cities
  • National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers
  • New Mexico Municipal League
  • North Dakota Crop Insurance
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • Oklahoma Office of the State Auditor and Inspector
  • St. Louis County & Municipal Police Academy
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
  • South Dakota Municipal League
  • Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
  • State of New York: Governor’s Office of Employee Relations
  • State of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Municipal League
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Texas Municipal League
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • Utah League of Cities and Towns
  • Washington State Patrol

Colleges and Universities

  • Arizona State University
  • Berkeley Business Law Journal
  • Brigham Young University
  • Butler University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Catholic University of Portugal
  • College of the Southwest
  • Concordia College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hillsdale College
  • Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND
  • Kansas State University
  • Kent State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Maricopa County Community College District
  • National University of Health Sciences
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Wyoming Community College District
  • Pacific Coast Banking School
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pima Community College
  • Pima County Community College District
  • Reinhart Institute in Ethics in Leadership, Viterbo College, Wisconsin
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • Southwest Graduate School of Banking Foundation
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Texas A & M University
  • Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Texas
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University
    Iowa State
    University of North Carolina
    Northern Arizona University
    University of Arkansas
    Southeastern Kentucky University

Nonprofits and Community Organizations

  • Benjamin Franklin Charter School
  • Boy Scouts of America, Nevada Area Council, Reno, NV
  • City of Phoenix Community Service Fund Drive Leadership Breakfast
  • Chelsea Community Hospital
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
  • Olathe South High School
  • Sun Health Foundation
  • Tomball Regional Hospital
  • Chicanos Por La Causa
    Parkland Community Hospital
    Sutter Health

For Information on Speaking Engagements, Please Contact:

Kris Tabor
Phone and FAX (928) 237-4285

3 Responses to Speaking Engagements

  1. Kris,

    Per my voicemail, I am interested in having Marianne speak at our Compliance Day at Sempra Energy here in San Diego on Nov 29 and also in LA on Nov 30. I attended Marianne’s session at a SCCE conference a couple years ago on “Management: Its Role in Ethical Culture and Compliance” and really enjoyed it.

    Please give me a call to discuss availability, session details, topics and cost.

    Best regards,
    Lana Radchenko, CA, CIA, CCEP
    Director, Corporate Compliance
    Sempra Energy

  2. Tom McCain says:

    I’m on the faculty of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St Louis. I teach a class titled, Ethical Decision Making for Accountants. We are offering the class as part of our online Master of Accounting program. I am putting the together the second section of this that debuts this summer.
    As part of this curriculum, I’m doing a book club section that features your Seven Signs book.
    As I put this together the thought occurred that it would be really cool if I could include a video interview with you as part of this. Maybe an introductory video, maybe a short chapter by chapter intro. I’d let you decide what makes most sense.
    I don’t have a budget for this, if that is a problem, I get it. But remember, I am selling some of your books.

    Tom McCain

  3. mmjdiary says:

    And I appreciate it — I am happy to do this — give me a time frame and we can work it in. Sorry for delay in response — book deadlines. My first day back in civilization after a week of nose to the keyboard.
    My email is mmmjdiary@aol.com — I get to that faster than checking on my website. Thanks for asking.

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