Jane Marquardt is an American attorney, businesswoman, grandmother, social activist, and occasional Medium and Huffington Post contributor.
Jane Marquardt began her legal career at the Utah Legal Services and then practiced law in northern Utah, with an expertise in tax and estate planning. She now serves as the Vice Chair of Management & Training Corporation (MTC). She holds a degree from the University of Utah in Political Science, a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and a LLM (Master of Laws) in Taxation from the University of San Diego College of Law.
In addition to her professional career, Jane has served on many community boards in the areas of education, legal services delivery, and civil rights, and continues to be a voice for the LGBTQ movement in Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City with her wife Tami.
Career & Personal Life
When she was a child, Jane’s family moved to Utah so her father, Bob, could begin work as the Director of Marketing at Thiokol Chemical Corporation. Bob would later became a Group Vice President, help create an Education Division, and play a key role in getting Thiokol to operate Job Corps Centers for the United States Department of Labor. In 1980, Bob acquired the education and training division from Thiokol and formed Management & Training Corporation. Jane has served on its Board of Directors since that time, and in 2007 began serving as the Director of International Business Development, a role in which Jane assisted in developing programs for workforce training and vocational education in developing countries.
Jane met her partner Tami during a service at the Ogden Unitarian Church. A casual handshake launched Jane and Tami into an amazing friendship and partnership. Since then, their two-decade long relationship has been bench-marked by six attempts to acquire a legal marriage license. Her journey towards marriage started in 2000, as Vermont was the first state to legalize civil partnerships. Jane and Tami held a private religious ceremony in Park City conducted by their Unitarian minister. Their family and friends helped celebrate as they affirmed their love with vows to each other. Jane and Tami’s full story on the path to a legal marriage is available on the Huffington Post here.
About Management & Training Corporation
Management & Training Corporation employs over 8,500 people worldwide and is the largest operator of Jobs Corps Centers in the country. “A Leader in Social Impact,” the company helps disadvantaged populations earn academic and technical training credentials and live meaningful, productive lives. The goal of Management & Training Corporation is to give individuals the tools they need to find gainful employment and become successful and contributing members of their communities. This philosophy also guides MTC’s approach to managing correctional facilities for various state and federal agencies, including a key focus on reducing recidivism rates by supporting offenders to improve their academic, technical, job, and life skills.
Jane graduated from Ogden High School, where she excelled academically and rose to the top of her class.
At the University of Utah, Jane graduated magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While an undergraduate, Jane was active in Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Jane went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Publications & Writings
Honors & Accolades
LALU Pioneer Award
Weber State University President's Award
Outstanding Alumna Award, S. J. Quinney College of Law
Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Utah, Women Lawyers of Utah
Allies Award, Equality Utah
Kristin Reis Award, Utah Pride Center
Child Advocate of the Year, Weber Morgan Child Abuse Prevention Council
Equality Award, Utah chapter of Human Rights Campaign
Outstanding Lawyer Under Forty, presented by Zions Bank
Outstanding Young Lawyer in Utah, Utah State Bar