Manager, Programs & Stakeholder Engagement
As Manager of Programs and Stakeholder Engagement, Maria supports CBA’s strategic outreach efforts to members and key stakeholders as well as supports the coordination, development and delivery of CBA’s training and consulting services. Prior to joining CBA, Maria worked most recently as Justine PETERSEN’s (JP) Credit Building Manager, leading JP’s national credit building partnerships and training efforts, including work with LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers. Maria’s five years of practitioner experience, working with low-to-moderate income individuals to build credit, grow small businesses, and purchase homes sparked Maria’s passion for starting a career in the asset-building field. Maria holds a BS in Social Work with additional majors in Spanish and International Studies from Saint Louis University.