Maria heads the Healthcare Solutions team for AT&T Business. She leads the sales and technical teams responsible for developing and executing the growth initiatives of this business, including the products, services and industry specific solutions for this dynamic organization.
Maria has a long legacy of engineering, sales and leadership success built on a foundation of innovation. She has a strong track record of delivering results, including transforming an organization to focus on the company’s strategic imperatives and collaborating across many groups to secure its implementation. She was very successful in providing solutions to AT&T’s largest clients to enable their own digital transformations and accelerating Rockwell Collins’ technical operations to exceed goals.
Throughout her career, Maria has held diverse executive positions in both Business and Technical groups. Prior to her current role, Maria was Chief of Staff for the Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business. She was responsible for developing, leading and supporting the growth initiatives and operational cadence of the company's multibillion-dollar organization, which serves more than 3 million business customers around the world. She was AVP of Business Strategy where she led the development of unbiased and executable recommendations to drive superior and sustainable economic value for the entire business organization. Some of her work included the company’s expansion in Mexico in 2017, fiber growth in that same year, and contributing to the strategy that has led to growth for the business organization. She has led sales teams in global business and implemented our network strategy when part of the technology organization. Maria also spent several years at Rockwell Collins, a fortune 500 global enterprise, where she was responsible for leading the strategic direction and infrastructure operations of their network team. Her responsibilities spanned the global network, security and all unified communications technologies including voice, video, and mobility.
Maria has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Master of Science in Engineering Management from Christian Brothers University (CBU). She completed her Executive Education from Harvard Business School and is actively involved in many local and national nonprofits. Maria is a director for the Board of DeNeuville Learning Center, a director for the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and a trustee for CBU.
Maria is passionate about STEM opportunities for our youth, women in leadership and technology fueling innovation. She has received many awards including 2019 Women in Business by the Dallas Business Journal and Top 12 Latina Corporate Executive of the year in 2018 by Latina Style, Inc. She was honored with the 2015 Diversity and inclusion Champion award from AT&T. She also received “Super Woman in Business” in 2014 and Memphis City’s Top 40 under 40 in 2013, both by the Memphis Business Journal. She received the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award and Distinguished Young Alumnus in 2011 by CBU. Maria is fluent in English and Spanish and has been published by the Huffington Post. Maria and her family reside in Dallas.