Marilyn Moats Kennedy is founder and managing partner of Moats/Kennedy, Inc. a 33-year-old management consulting firm in Wilmette, Illinois. She makes more than 100 presentations a year on issues that affect the evolving workplace, such as age diversity, trend spotting, leadership vs. management and organizational politics. For sixteen years she also published Kennedy's Career Strategist, a subscription newsletter on career planning, job hunting and office politics. Her training sessions have reached more than 100,000 people.
She has written seven books and is currently a columnist for several professional journals. She is often quoted in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine and Fast Company magazine. She has appeared on "20/20" and "Good Morning America." She holds BSJ and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and is a charter member of the Medill School's Journalism Hall of Fame.