Jennings Next in LSU Flores MBA Distinguished Speaker Series

03/05/2013 01:31 PM

BATON ROUGE – Marianne Jennings, a member of the legal studies in business area of the Department of Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at Arizona State University, is scheduled to appear as the second presenter this spring in the LSU Flores MBA Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Friday, March 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in room 1125 of the Business Education Complex. Jennings is also a professor of legal and ethical studies in business at ASU.

Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her J.D. from Brigham Young University. She has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada and has done consulting work for law firms, businesses and professional groups, including Dial Corporation; Motorola; Southern California Edison; the Arizona Auditor General; the cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson; the Institute of Internal Auditors; AIMR; Hy-Vee Foods; IBM; Bell Helicopter; Amgen and VIAD.

Weekly columns that Jennings pens are syndicated nationally, and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Reader's Digest. A collection of her essays, Nobody Fixes Real Carrot Sticks Anymore, was published in 1994. She received an Arizona Press Club award in 1994 for her work as a feature columnist. Additionally, she has been a commentator on business issues on All Things Considered for National Public Radio.   

After joining ASU’s faculty in 1977 as an assistant professor, Jennings was promoted to associate professor in 1980 and to full professor in 1983. At ASU she teaches graduate courses in the MBA program in business ethics and the legal environment of business. She has authored more than 130 articles in academic, professional and trade journals and has six textbooks and monographs in circulation.

This spring’s Distinguished Speaker Series will come to a close on Friday, April 26, with the appearance of Shawn Usher, president of Sparkhound.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is an integral component of the LSU Flores MBA Program’s curriculum. Through this series, students are exposed to the latest ideas and forces that are shaping American and international business with executives who are facing these issues daily and who provide significant educational enrichment that complements the in-class curriculum. For more information, contact the LSU Flores MBA Program at 225-578-8867.

The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional and executive tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit or call 225-578-8867. “Like” us on Facebook (LSUOursoCollege), or follow us on Twitter (lsuoursocollege).

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business
Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013