Maria Maldonado Smith
Chief Empowerment Officer
MMS Consulting Firm

An eternal optimist, enthusiast, and motivational speaker, I am guided by my passion for helping individuals, small businesses, and corporations achieve their goals through her program, Executive Vision Imagery. My unique perspective is one of a working mother juggling the day-to-day of being a mom with a full time career who shows up for herself and others.

I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in Political Science and a minor in vocal performance and psychology; I was crowned the first Hispanic Miss Kentucky in 2004 and represented my home state at the 2005 Miss America pageant where I was an interview winner. I am also a former Miss Kentucky Teen and Kentucky Derby Queen.

Over the course of my 17+ year corporate career that includes work within the pharmaceutical, automotive, and construction rental equipment industries, I was recognized as a top performer who consistently achieved results. In 2021, I left corporate to start my own company, MMS Consulting Firm. I am known for building cohesive teams that show up for themselves personally and professionally.

The greatest accomplishment I ever achieved is being a wife to my super cool husband, Dan, of almost 18 years, and a mom to our three children, Miriam (15), Luke (13), and Jude (6).

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