Maria Cardona is a Democratic strategist who works with the CNN group. She is also the lead at the Dewey Square Group. Here she handles the Public Affairs Practice. She is also known as the initiator of the group Latinovations. As a political reporter, she speaks about the US political scenario and gives her analysis on public and political affairs. This is a brief biography of her.

Early Life and Beginning of Career

Maria Cardona is of Spanish-American heritage. She was born as Maria Teresa Cardona on November 12, 1966. Her birthplace is Bogotá in Colombia. When she was two years old, her family moved to the US in search of the American Dream. After a brief sojourn in Ohio, they made a permanent house in Leesburg in Florida. She is an alumna of Duke University.

Her career began at the United States Department of Commerce where she spent half a decade working as Deputy Press Secretary to Ronald H. Brown. After Secretary Brown’s death, she was promoted to Press Secretary to William Daley and Mickey Kantor. Next, she took up the profile of Lead Communications Strategist where she dealt with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Current Political Career

Today, Maria Cardona is known as a highly experienced Democratic strategist along with being a communications professional and public affairs specialist. With her nearly two-decade rich experience, she is well-respected for her political views. Since 2005, she has been working with the Dewey Square Group, a group that looks after public affairs. She works as the Principal of this group and works with clients that come from different spheres of public life such as corporates, trade, and nonprofit.

In recent times, Maria Cardona added one more aspect to her bio when she was the Senior Advisor for the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. She was the main spokesperson for the campaign on television, radio, and mainly in the Hispanic media that she is well-associated with. She worked relentlessly through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms and on Hillary Clinton’s Hispanic Outreach program to reach out to other people in her community. Right now, she is also working as a surrogate for the Obama for America campaign on all media platforms.


Cardona founded Latinovations under the DSG banner. The main purpose of this was to highlight Latino issues and to increase contribution of the Latino community to the American political scene. Latinovations runs a blog named La Plaza to speak about their issues and policies.

Personal Life

Maria Cardona is married to Bryan Weaver, a community activist, and has two children with him. She lives with her family in Washington, D.C. She is proud of her Hispanic roots and through her Democratic work, she tries to make her community aware of their rights and the privileges that they have within the current political scenario. She is a proud voice for her native language and culture. She has received the honor of being one of the Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in 2012. She is also believed to be one of the wealthiest members of her community in America; however, her total net worth is not currently known in the public domain.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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