International Transparency Center
Building World-Class Transparency

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The International Transparency Center curricula are taught by the Instructor Team from The Marx Group LLC.  The instructors are seasoned international development executives averaging 40 years experience and with strong records of achievement. The Instructor Team has operated in more than 30 countries. The Team just completed 3-1/2 years assisting the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum public tender nine major hydrocarbons and mineral contracts without a single credible claim of corruption (despite Transparency International's ranking Afghanistan as one of the three most corrupt nations in the world) -- a testament to the power of integrating transparency, fairness and accountability into Ministry's public tender operations.

The Instructor Team
Donald Marx, a professional engineer, is the founder and managing partner of The Marx Group LLC. He has more than 45 years experience in government and business. He is the former founder and chief executive of several high-tech start-up companies, and before that a successful executive in NYSE companies. As founder of, a solution design company, he has assisted Fortune 100 and mid-size companies obtain more than $10 billion in U.S. federal contracts. He has led the technical design of successful electronics products and holds five IT patents. Mr. Marx has assisted international companies to enter new markets. He is a disciplined process engineering professional with more that 25 years experience working with government agencies to improve acquisition. Mr. Marx works in the field with clients. He is a former U.S. Air Force experimental test pilot. He is active in public service having served as the president of the Rotary Club of Washington DC, 2010-2011, and as a founder of the non-profit Kids Reading to Kids. In 2011 he served as the Chair, International Summit on Water in Developing Countries.

Joanne Satterfield, CPA, MBA, CFE, CIA, is a managing partner of The Marx Group LLC. Ms. Satterfield has developed, implemented and managed global internal audit and anti-fraud and anti-corruption programs in more than 30 countries, including compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and standards such as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations. She is a leader in the development of global risk assessment technologies and practices. Ms. Satterfield is a certified environmental auditor, certified internal controls auditor and an expert in business process engineering. She has led global transparency and controls initiatives at Deloitte and at multi-national energy companies. Ms. Satterfield is active in public service in Rotary International and various charities.


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Transparency Center Benefits
- Prepares Ministry or Agency staffs to contribute to the future development of their organizations
Comprehensive international education and training program designed specifically for capacity building of Ministries and Government Agencies
- Tailored to home nation laws, regulations and culture
- Unique total immersion training provides direct and immediate relevance to agency operations