Maria Town

President & Chief Executive Officer at American Association of People With Disabilities

Maria Town

Maria Town

President & Chief Executive Officer at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Maria Town, President and CEO

Maria Town is the President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities. In this role, she works to increase the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Prior to this she served as the Director of the City of Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities where she advocated for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities, served as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in Houston, and established local and national partnerships to advance inclusion.

Town is the former Senior Associate Director in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement where she managed the White House’s engagement with the disability community and older Americans. She also managed the place-based portfolio and coordinated engagement across Federal agencies. While at the White House, Town hosted an inclusive fashion show that highlighted the efforts of makers and designers to enhance disability integration. Prior to this, Town was a policy advisor at the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. While at ODEP, Town led and coordinated numerous efforts to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. She has particular expertise in areas of youth development and leadership and promoting college and career readiness for all youth. In addition to her disability policy work, Town is the creator of the popular CP Shoes blog where she writes about fashion, design, and disability. She was recently named to the Susan Daniel’s Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame and to the inaugural class of Emory University’s 40 Under 40. She hails from Louisiana, where her family still resides.

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American Association of People With Disabilities

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Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Communications at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Director at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Director at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Director at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Director of Interfaith Engagement at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Chief Financial Officer at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Vice President at BNA Communications, Inc.

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Director of Development at American Association of People With Disabilities

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Director of Outreach at American Association of People With Disabilities

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President & Chief Executive Officer at American Association of People With Disabilities
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President & Chief Executive Officer
2019 - Current

Primary Exempt Purpose: The American Association of People with Disabilities works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

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