Ana Maria currently serves as Vice Mayor of the City of Doral. She was elected to the City Council on November 2, 2010 for a four year term in Seat 4, and was subsequently re-elected for a second four year term in 2014.
Born, raised and educated in South Florida, she attended St. Theresa Catholic School, then went on to high school at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She later graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications in 1999 , then later graduated from The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Leadership in 2009.
For over a decade, Ana Maria has represented prestigious private entities during session in Tallahassee, proven to generate successful outcomes with a high level of efficiency. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Government Affairs for the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®. She has a vast background in the Public Relations and Governmental Affairs arena, having been directly involved in the 2005 through 2010 Florida Legislative sessions as the Director of Government & Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida. Prior to Baptist Health, she served as a Senior Associate in the Public and Government Relations firm of Robert M. Levy & Associates, with offices in Miami and Tallahassee from 2002 through 2004.
Ana Maria has volunteered and supported numerous causes and initiatives throughout the years. This year, as Honorary Chair of the 2018 Autism Speaks Miami Walk she leads the effort of the largest fundraising event in South Florida. She also currently serves on the board of Florida International University President’s Council. Ana Maria is a proud graduate of the 2015-2016 Class of Leadership Florida (Class XXXIV), and launched the Southeast Region for Connect Florida in 2007, then served as Statewide Chair of Connect Florida in 2009. She has been an active member of the Doral Business Council for over a decade, and served as Vice Chair of the City of Doral Parks & Police 4 Kids Advisory Board since the board’s inception. Additionally, she served on the Board of the Coral Gables Community Foundation (2007-2010), and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind YPOL Group.