Maria DeFazio currently leads a team of designers as the Creative Services manager at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, ensuring the Chamber’s communications are thoughtful, engaging, and innovative. In the past 10+ years, Maria has had experience in print, web, and UX design, as well as copywriting and strategy. Prior to her current position, Maria served as an art director at the Philadelphia branding agency Paragraph and also worked at the marketing firm Hornercom. She graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University, where she dual majored in English and graphic design. Maria finished among the top 10 university scholars of Syracuse’s graduating class and was chosen to give the student speech at Commencement. Maria has created work for clients both in the Philadelphia region and beyond, including Yards Brewing Company, Pennsylvania Ballet, Carnegie Mellon University, and Philadelphia International Airport. She has received awards from Graphic Design USA and HOW magazines and was selected as the national grand prize winner for the National Organization for Women’s Love Your Body poster contest. Originally from outside of Scranton, PA, Maria always enjoys a good Office reference.