Maria is an all-star when it comes to rolling up her sleeves and helping bring the Executive team's vision into reality. Line two test test test.

Jeremy Rivera

Chief Executive Officer, Little J Marketing Co.

Diversity in the workplace can be a challenge to most companies and many have tried and failed. While working with Maria, there was a clear roadmap to our success each step of the way. She is an incredible leader and motivator who can work with all stakeholders required to create lasting change in a corporate environment. I have seen firsthand what a successful D&I program needs and what it takes to make the program a real benefit and not a cost.

Ken Lee
Immediate Past President of the Organization of Chinese Americans
Former UPS Executive

 

Maria is a proven strategy expert, she is a people leader first. A mother of five, sibling to three, and mentor to countless young (and not so young) professionals, Maria knows quite a lot about people; what drives them to act, what deflates and demotivates, and what inspires a team to be their best. Her ability to survey, develop, coach, and build talent is second to none.

Ebonne Ruffins
Vice President, Local Media Development
Comcast Corporation

I've had the great privilege of entrusting critical law and government affairs work to Maria on two occasions. Both times she exceeded all expectations. She builds diversity and morale on her teams, while achieving difficult results in challenging business environments. She sets high expectations, but is fun to work with. She builds bridges, but knocks down obstacles. I'm happy to recommend Maria for your toughest assignments.

Rick Bailey
Principal, Rick Bailey Law
Former General Counsel, AT&T Broadband

 

I was privileged to work with Maria at both AT&T Broadband and Adelphia Communications. She’s a talented senior executive with a broad skill set including legal and public policy advocacy, program management and operations. Maria is easy to work with, well organized, a collaborative team leader, focused and results-oriented. She holds herself and her team accountable to high standards of performance, ethics and collaboration. She is genuinely committed to inclusion and diversity - for solid business reasons - and has a deep understanding of how to improve inclusion and diversity in complex organizations.

Ron Cooper
Former Chief Executive Officer
Clear Channel Outdoor Americas

 

Maria designed and executed a world-class diversity and inclusion strategy and program that was aligned with business imperatives and that transformed the culture of a complex business enterprise.

Gilbert F. Casellas
Chair, Hispanic Advisory Council
Comcast Corporation Joint Diversity Council

 

Maria Arias is a seasoned business executive who brings solid judgment, clear-eyed realism and integrity to every project she undertakes. She is an expert in creating and growing infrastructure to support diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. She understands the legal landscape and will help clients avoid potential pitfalls. Maria sees around corners and has a talent for using data to educate, elevate and execute. She is tireless and results-oriented. No one will work harder for her clients.

Charisse Lillie
Principal, CRL Consulting
Former SVP Community Investment, Comcast Corporation