With a devoted commitment to make a difference at the community level, Maria has extensive experience in the business, government, and non-profit sectors. Since 2007, Maria has owned and operated Gonzalez Insurance Group, a Commerce City small business that focuses primarily on the transportation and construction industry. Prior to her private sector career, Maria served as the Community Liaison for Commerce City for 10 years. She is also the founder of Adelante Community Development, a non-profit organization that supports small business development and growth in Adams County. In the community, Maria has served on multiple non-profit boards and collaborative coalitions focused on community empowerment, economic development, and social change.