Marketing Manager
Maria brings a wealth of marketing expertise to the ATKG team having served, over the past twenty years, in leadership roles for several local professional service firms.

After attending The University of Texas at San Antonio, Maria quickly realized she is a strategist and builder at heart. She fondly looks back on her career and acknowledges her favorite moments were found when she was busy accelerating the brand recognition of the organizations she represented.

Being led by a servant’s heart, Maria openly shares her talents to further the mission of local non-profit, civic and trade associations. She currently serves on the strategic planning committee for the North San Antonio Chamber Innovative Leadership program – a six-month executive level training program she helped build from the ground up. Innovative Leadership isn’t the first program Maria aided the North SA Chamber in developing. She began her active involvement with the Chamber fifteen years ago when she co-chaired and served on the development committee for the CFO Forum, a knowledge series ATKG currently serves as title sponsor for. She also served as the 2008 Chair of the Chamber’s Leadership Lab program. When she’s not building or leading programs, Maria can be found presenting to groups on the latest marketing and brand strategies.

When Maria decides it is time to recharge her batteries, you can find her hopping onto a hiking trail somewhere. Although she enjoys the numerous trails found locally or just a day trip away, her all-time favorite hikes have been in Costa Rica, St. Lucia, and Vail, Telluride, and Keystone Colorado. When asked what she considers the cherry on her life-cake, Maria quickly responds “Being called RiRi by my grandson, Nolan, whom I affectionately refer to as my little angel”.

CliftonStrengths® Signature Themes
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Maria creates alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, she can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.


Maria has faith in the links among all things. She believes there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.


Maria has contagious enthusiasm. She is upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.


Maria is intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. She has a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively.


Maria feels confident in her ability to take risks and manage her own life. She has an inner compass that gives her certainty in her decisions.
Notable Accomplishments & Affiliations
Published Articles & Mentions
Speaking Engagements
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • 2019 North San Antonio Chamber, Leadership Lab Chair, and Strategic Planning Committee Member
  • 2019 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, National Competition Judge
  • 2018 North San Antonio Chamber, Innovative Leadership graduate
  • 2016 – 2019 North San Antonio Chamber, Innovative Leadership Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2017-2018 City Year SA, Host Committee
  • 2016-2017 North San Antonio Chamber, Board of Directors
  • 2015-2017 Junior Achievement of San Antonio, Over the Edge Planning Committee
  • 2015-2017 Future Business Leaders of America, Texas Competition Judge
  • 2015-2016 North San Antonio Chamber, Enterprising Women’s Conference Planning Committee
  • 2014-2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Ice Ball Planning Committee
  • 2014 Northeast Independent School District, Superintendents Award
  • 2012-2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, InspireU Mentor
  • 2012 North San Antonio Chamber, Membership Committee Chair
  • 2011-2013 North San Antonio Chamber, Board of Directors
  • 2010 North San Antonio Chamber, Lead SA Board of Directors
  • 2009-2010 MDNews San Antonio Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board
  • 2008 North San Antonio Chamber, Leadership Lab Chair
  • 2007 Workforce Solutions Alamo, Volunteer of the Year Award
  • 2006-2008 North San Antonio Chamber, Leadership Lab Alumni Board, Secretary
  • 2005 North San Antonio Chamber, Leadership Lab graduate
  • 2003 North San Antonio Chamber, CFO Forum Co-Chair, and founding member
  • 2015 Northeast Lakeview College, Spring Convocation Keynote Speaker
  • North San Antonio Chamber Leadership Lab Keynote Speaker: “Elevating your brand to its highest level.”
  • 2013-2014 Girls, Inc. of San Antonio, Girls Empowerment Conference Planning Committee and featured speaker
  • 2013 Girls, Inc. San Antonio, Town Hall Meeting Panelist