Maria Maldonado Smith

Independent Woman, Mom, Wife and Ally to the working mama

Born and raised in Lexington, KY I am a former Miss Kentucky Teen, Miss Kentucky and Kentucky Derby Queen who adores my home state and all of the opportunities it afforded me before I moved away to pursue career advancement. I have spent the past 15 years in corporate America working for four major organizations within three different industries. Not only have I proven that I can cross industries and still be an extremely high performer, I have received leadership awards and promotions as a result of those efforts. And I’ve done it all while having babies and raising my kids in a thriving marriage. I am married to the smartest, funniest and most handsome man I have ever met. Together we have three children; Miriam (13), Luke (11) and Baby Jude (4), and have been married for 15 years. We have relocated 3x in the past seven years for career shifts and promotional transitions so we are professional relocation specialists as well. 😉 We currently reside in sunny South Florida.

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  • Champion of the Working Mom