As the Founder and CCO of MODintelechy, Maria has over two decades of experience leading branding and marketing campaigns for national & global clients. Her work has earned over 95+ industry awards, including being named an Austin Under 40 Awards winner, winner in Austin Woman Magazine’s Woman’s Way Business Awards winner and most recently, the Austin Business Journal’s Women in Business Award winner. Maria is also a featured writer for elite publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Texas CEO Magazine and the Austin Business Journal. A dedicated philanthropist, Maria is passionate about giving back to the Austin community and is a long-time supporter of Ballet Austin and Austin Sunshine Camps. She has served on the Fashion Marketing Advisory Board for The Art Institute of Austin as well as on the Board of Directors for the Girls Empowerment Network and Center for Child Protection, where she is a founding member of the Guardian Angel Society. In addition to her professional and volunteer duties, Maria has a wide range of personal interests including skiing, interior design, and checking countries off her travel list—32 so far.