- Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
- Number of years working in your current industry: 17
- Undergrad degree/university: Business Management, Alverno College
- Graduate degree/university: MBA, Alverno College
Samantha Maldonado, principal at Chaska Consulting, is an example to those around her when it comes to leadership, community engagement and advocating for others, according to colleagues.
“She is known in the business community for creating and sustaining high-performance cultures, for transformational change and innovation and for leveraging these as part of her commercial strategy,” said Micah Crawford, director of Latin America marketing for Milwaukee Tool.
“Samantha is a focused and passionate leader driven to serve the development and well-being of our community. This can only be done through trust, open communication and accountability. Change depends on people, and people depend on relationships. Collaboration brings it all together,” said Crawford.
Maldonado serves as a mentor for Rotary Milwaukee and as an adjunct professor for Alverno College.
Her other board activity includes: vice chair for MobiliSE, board director and development chair for the Milwaukee County Parks Foundation, co-chair of the Diversity Leadership Council for United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, social responsibility committee for the YMCA, The Opportunity Center, VISIT Milwaukee and Alverno College.