Maritza T. Adonis Joins ASBN as EVP, Policy, Advocacy, & Government Affairs
Washington, DC – The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) today is pleased to announce that Maritza T. Adonis is joining the organization effective March 14 as EVP, Policy, Advocacy, & Government Affairs. Maritza is a government affairs and CSR executive, economic and social justice advocate, diplomacy, diversity, and political thought leader, and international arbitration professional. Maritza brings over 15 years of experience planning and leading local, state, federal, and international comprehensive advocacy programs, liaising with community, corporate, and government stakeholders, the US Congress, executive branch agencies, and The White House on behalf of international nonprofits, corporations, trade associations, and educational institutions.
Prior to ASBN, she served as Director of Political and Government Relations for a global nonprofit; consulted as senior policy and political strategist for several trade organizations, worked as a legislative fellow on Capitol Hill, and resolved international and commercial investment disputes at an international business law firm. Maritza also developed and implemented comprehensive domestic and global government affairs strategies for public and private stakeholders and advised corporations on employee resource group optimization, diversification of philanthropy, and shareholder engagement on ESG performance as Founder and CEO of MTA Visions Global CSR & Gov’t Relations based in Washington D.C.
“The addition of such a talented public affairs professional to our team will further support our ability to realize our mission to inform, connect, and mobilize business leaders and investors to transform the public and private sectors toward a just and sustainable economy,” said David Levine, co-founder and president of ASBN. “Maritza’s deep experience in legislative affairs and working collaboratively are of tremendous value to our members and the policy makers we help to build an inclusive businesses movement in support of an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all.”
“I am pleased to join ASBN because the organization’s mission uniquely aligns with my personal economic justice interests and professional experiences advising policymakers and business leaders on multi-sector equity, advocacy, and sustainability issues at MTA Visions Global,” said Adonis. “As a socially responsible advocate, when the opportunity presents itself to work on ripe bi-partisan issues, in good faith, on behalf of society’s most powerful stakeholders, you have to seize it. Without reserve, I am ready to develop and implement ASBN’s sustainable business and investor-focused legislative, regulatory, and advocacy strategies as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy.”
American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all – people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks. ASBN was founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Venture Circle.