Jane Marquardt is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, attorney, and social activist. Throughout her life she has worked to provide high-quality legal access, empower people with meaningful jobs, and create opportunities for people to become contributing members of their communities.
To that end, Jane has served on the Board of Directors of Management & Training Corporation (MTC) since its inception in 1980. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the company. In that role, Jane serves on the company’s Executive Committee and also oversees MTC’s Economic and Social Development Division (ESD). In her work in the ESD area, Jane has helped develop MTC’s international business to help developing countries get access to workforce training and vocational education programs. As part of this international work, Jane has traveled to South Africa, Zambia, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, West Bank, and Egypt, among others.
The MTC Philosophy
MTC employs over 8,500 people around the world to help disadvantaged populations earn the training credentials — both technical and academic — they need to succeed. Management & Training Corporation trains more than 13,000 students annually for today’s job market and is the single largest private operator of Job Corps centers in the country. MTC also helps nearly 27,000 offenders and detainees transition back into their communities with the skills they need to become responsible, contributing citizens with meaningful jobs. The company awards over 13,000 GED’s, high school diplomas, and technical career certificates on an annual basis. MTC’s mission is to make a positive social impact in all areas in which it works.
Jane embodies MTC’s philosophy in many other aspects of her life, including her philanthropy and activism in the community. Jane co-authored Utah’s first spousal abuse protective order legislation, served on a statewide task force to prevent domestic violence, and has been actively involved in programs that encourage women to pursue their professional goals. She has been an active member of Equality Utah since its founding in 2001, is very supportive to Weber State University, a longtime champion of And Justice for All, and is a dedicated supporter of OUTreach Resource Centers, which are Northern Utah drop-in centers for at-risk LGBTQ youth. Jane currently sits on the board of the United Way of Salt Lake, the Utah Advisory Council for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and the LGBT Community Endowment Fund Committee for the Utah Community Foundation. She is also on the Equality Utah Advisory Council, Utah Grantmakers Forum Steering Committee, and acts as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Before MTC, Jane pursued a law degree at S.J. Quinney College of Law and then went on to receive her LLM in Taxation from the University of San Diego College of Law, where she was the salutatorian of her graduating class. Following law school, Jane spent two years as a staff attorney for Utah Legal Services and then co-founded her own law firm in Northern Utah. At her private practice, Jane earned a reputation for her integrity, her unwavering dedication to clients, and her superior legal services. Over the years, Jane served in many leadership roles for the county and state bar associations, started a successful program to represent abused children in juvenile court, and maintained an active civil law practice. Jane was a partner in her Northern Utah law firm until 2007, when she went to work full time for MTC.
The charity and support that Jane embodies in her professional career is a testament to her deep desire to open doors, create opportunities, and promote equal access for all. Her lengthy legal career has earned her many honors, including the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Utah (Utah State Bar), the Woman Lawyer of the Year (Women Lawyers of Utah), the Child Advocate of the Year (Weber Morgan Child Abuse Prevention Council),the Outstanding Lawyer Under Forty (Zions Bank), the Alumna of the Year (S.J. Quinney College of Law), and the President’s Award (Weber State University).