Maria Maffry is responsible for business development, strategic planning, and business oversight at BNIM, and she serves on the firm’s Executive Committee governing body. In part due to Maria’s guidance, BNIM has established a reputation for design excellence, sustainable practices, and thought leadership while becoming an international practice. She is a visionary leader who leads from her core personal values and sees no limit to what is possible. Throughout her career, Maria has advocated for the next generation of leaders by inspiring them to actively participate and contribute their talents. Maria is a 2000 Graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program and was named to the 2015 class of the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.
Her civic affiliations include: Executive Women’s Leadership Council, Greater Kansas City Chamber; University of Kansas Advancement Board; UMKC Bloch Advisory Council; ArtsKC Board of Directors; Kansas City Area Development Council Board of Directors; Camp Fire Heartland Advisory Council; Kansas City Ballet Business Leadership Council; Urban Land Institute – Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee Member; Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey; Women’s Foundation; 2017 Co-Chair ArtsKC Annual Awards Luncheon; Kauffman Center Business Member; National World War I Business Member; Kansas City Business Journal Mentor.