Maria DeFazio

Maria DeFazio is the Executive Director of the Presidential Management Alumni Association. Before working to stand up the PMF program’s official alumni organization, she spent six years at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, most frequently as a speechwriter, demystifying housing policy for the public and bolstering employee engagement through better communication. She’s also a freelance communications consultant, a science fiction writer, a former roller derby girl, and an aspiring urban farmer. She lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and rather plump cat.


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