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Maria Speiser

Senior State Communications Specialist

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As Senior State Communications Specialist, Maria Speiser works to strengthen the communications capacity of organizations in the State Priorities Partnership.

Before joining the Center in June 2011, Speiser worked in the office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill as Communications Director and, prior to that, as Press Secretary. During her time in McCaskill's office, she also filled the role of Communications Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. Speiser's other Capitol Hill experience includes working as Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

Speiser received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.