Maximilianah Zales manages Small Business Majority's efforts from our St. Louis office by building partnerships with state and local partners, as well as small business owners and business groups across Missouri. She is fluent in Spanish and supports Small Business Majority’s national Hispanic 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 with Title 1 schools in Illinois, Texas, Florida and California. Maximilianah was recently selected to the 2018 FOCUS Leadership St. Louis program, one of the most highly-respected leadership development programs in the country.