JUST THE FACTS about Kathleen A. Marron:

LEADERSHIP and BUSINESS BACKGROUND

*President and Founder, The Marron Alliance, LLC (2006-present) Certified executive coach, entrepreneur, speaker mediator and business leadership consultant.
*Attorney and Rainmaker for over two decades at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP (1982-2004) Equity Partner in Business Litigation, admitted in Minnesota, NY and Texas. Served on strategic planning committees, Executive Board, and as first female Hiring Partner. Practice areas included litigation and counseling in antitrust, cable and telecommunications law, intellectual property, and general business litigation.
*Current chair of CHICLawyers, a consortium of Hudson Institute- certified Lawyer Coaches in the United States and Canada.
*Board member, leader and Past National President of Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and Vice-Chair of WICT Foundation (1994-2003). Responsible for chairing national board meetings, strategic planning, budgets, fundraising, keynote speaking; co-chaired re-branding and strategic planning committees; Member, CEO Forum (1999); ThinkTank (2010)

SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

*CLE and Keynote Speaker (1985 to present) Frequent speaker at legal and business seminars throughout the country. Topics have included business leadership, gender diversity, change/conflict management and strategic planning (as well as antitrust, Intellectual Property, RICO, trial advocacy.)
*Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy- National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) (ongoing); William Mitchell College of Law (Legal Practicum, 2004-06; Advanced Advocacy, Deposition Skills, ongoing); U of MN Law School (advocacy and ethics, 1988).
*Guest speaker and commentator on radio, broadcast and cable television regarding gender diversity, The White House Project Report, leadership and strategic planning..

EDUCATION

*The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara (www.hudsoninstitute.com): Executive Coaching certification (business, leadership, transitions) (2006-07)
*University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. cum laude (1982)
*ADR Mediation certificate, Hamline Law, (2003)
*University of Minnesota, B.A. summa cum laude, (sociology, organizational development) (1979)

HONORS and AWARDS

*MSBA Presidents’ Award (2006-07)
*Woman of the Year, WICT-MN (2004)
*“40 Under 40” (1995)
*NCTA Leadership Award- “Woman to Watch”(1994)
*Phi Beta Kappa (1975)

BOARDS and ORGANIZATIONS

*International Coach Federation; Minnesota Coaches Association
*The Drucker Society
*ABA (Law Practice Management Section), MSBA, HCBA
*MSBA Diversity Taskforce (2005-present)
*National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) (ongoing);
*National Association Women Lawyers
*NAWBO, NAFE
*WICT (10 year member of Board of Directors)
*Children’s Law Center (Volunteer advocate)
*Ducks Unlimited
*Golden Valley Golf & Country Club