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Maria Esposito Named a 2021 Lehigh Valley Business Woman of Influence

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

The publication will honor Communities In Schools of Eastern PA’s VP of Advancement with their annual award.

Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania’s (CISEasternPA) Vice President of Advancement, Maria Esposito, was named one of Lehigh Valley Business’ (LVB) 2021 Women of Influence award recipients. The honorees were selected based on professional experience, community involvement and commitment to mentoring. Esposito, along with the other award recipients will be honored during a virtual event to be held on May 3, 2021.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized by Lehigh Valley Business,” Esposito says. “I look forward to witnessing Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania’s impact and eagerly anticipate furthering our organization’s engagement in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County regions.”

Maria Esposito

“CISEasternPA hit the jackpot when Maria Esposito joined the team. She is a wonderful person who shows her compassion for others in the form of mission-driven leadership. Her ability to create and maintain relationships is remarkable, and her professional relationships are always meaningful and last far beyond professional engagement,” remarked Tim Mulligan, CEO and Executive Director of CISEasternPA. “Her desire to transform lives and create futures full of hope and promise fuels her commitment to education. It’s no secret that Maria has positively influenced the future of CIS of Eastern PA, and her work ethic, ambition, spirit and leadership make her the ideal candidate for a Lehigh Valley Business Woman of Influence award.”

As Vice President of Advancement for CISEasternPA, Esposito maintains and increases key organizational fundraising benchmarks, develops internal marketing plans, and has even built the new CISEasternPA virtual tour format. Outside of CISEasternPa, she is an active member of the Bethlehem Rotary and Bethlehem Rotary Foundation. Esposito is also a board member for the Univest Bank & Trust Foundation, on the Board of Ambassadors for Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Council of Marketing & Public Relations, and American Society of Association Executives.

A full list of awardees and event registration can be found here.



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