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About Maria

As Director of Education and Programs, Maria is responsible for a portfolio of in-person and online educational programming. She works with association leadership to develop special initiatives to reinforce learning goals, including emerging leader and scholarship programs, mentoring campaigns, and executive forums.

Maria has more than 15 years of experience in association management, multi-employer pension and health and welfare management, and government affairs. She has held numerous leadership positions both locally and nationally throughout her career.



“To have the opportunity to work with our members is so rewarding.  When you get to create an environment to support your clients’ goals, provide the resources they need and get to know them, is a privilege I appreciate every day. ”



Fun Fact

I had the opportunity to read Georgia O’Keeffe’s original last will and testament just a block and half from where her museum was subsequently opened 11 years after her death.