Innovation is Brewing: An Employers' Perspective
Marianne J. Stanke
Director of Strategy
Marianne is employed by Motorola Solutions as director of strategy focused on implementing cost efficiencies and strategic plans. Motorola Solutionsâ€™
CEO is one of the founding board members of the Skills for Americaâ€™s Future and Marianne contributed to and led many of the programâ€™s initiatives. Marianne is a leader for the Womenâ€™s Business Council (WBC) in Schaumburg which helps develop employees within Motorola and contributes to the education in the community.
Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, she was a VP for Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems and led the Network Planning department. Other experiences include Operations, Marketing and Engineering positions within AT&T (previously Ameritech/SBC) and corporate merger expertise at both Deutsche Telekom and AT&T. Marianne received her BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and MBA from DePaul Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois.
Marianne serves on the Harper College Educational Foundation board and is involved with their program to incorporate corporate experiences to the educational institute. In addition, Marianne serves on the board for the Chicago Academy of Science Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum which supports educational programs to the schools. The State Governor appointed Marianne to the Illinois Century Network Policy Board where she served for three years. Marianne is a licensed Community Association Manager in Illinois. Currently, Marianne holds seven US Patents in telecommunications.