Maria Valerio

Sr. Director, Member Engagement and Recruitment

Maria Valerio is senior director of membership engagement and recruitment for the National Retail Federation. In her role, she works with NRF leadership to manage executive member and prospective member relations. 

Before joining NRF, Valerio worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a director of corporate relations where she engaged directly with Chamber executives to cultivate relationships with existing and prospective corporate members. Working closely with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s international division, she specialized in U.S.-based companies with a significant global presence to implement strategic member engagement and reach revenue goals. 

Originally from South Carolina, Valerio has a master’s degree in political communication from American University and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Carolina.