Maximilianah Zales manages Small Business Majority's outreach and educational efforts from our St. Louis office by building and maintaining partnerships with local business service organizations, small business owners and other state-wide business groups. A Mexican immigrant, she is fluent in Spanish and supports Small Business Majority's national Latino small business outreach work. Before joining Small Business Majority, Maximilianah served as a Trainer & Technical Assistance Specialist in California and Illinois for WestEd, a nonprofit research, development and service agency. Previously, Maximilianah served as Regional Director for Rocket Learning, where she spearheaded supplemental educational services programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and established district partnerships across 25 school districts in Illinois, Texas, Florida and California.
Maximilianah is a graduate of the St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Leadership Institute, Class V. She is one of 64 individuals recently selected for the FOCUS Leadership St. Louis 2018-2019 class, one of the most highly-respected leadership development programs in the country.