2024 Rising Star: Maria Barrios

Maria Barrios

Maria Barrios is a driving force behind NAHREP’s mission to advance sustainable homeownership for the Hispanic community. With her exceptional leadership as Executive Director of Operations and CFO, Barrios has overseen significant growth and strategic initiatives, making her a standout candidate for Rising Stars.

Barrios’ contributions to NAHREP are invaluable. As executive director of operations and CFO, she has demonstrated exemplary leadership in managing multiple departments and leading a diverse team. Maria’s strategic vision and execution have led to a substantial increase in partnership funding by over 30% year over year, enabling NAHREP to expand its impact and reach. Her instrumental role in launching a regional growth strategy has not only driven additional revenue but has also positioned NAHREP for continued success in advancing its mission. Moreover, Barrios’ dedication to her community and her ability to foster strong relationships with the board of directors and partners alike highlight her commitment to NAHREP’s values and objectives.

Barrios actively embodies the values of NAHREP through her exceptional leadership and dedication to excellence. Her strategic oversight and management of NAHREP’s operations and finances have been instrumental in driving organizational growth and impact. Barrios’ ability to align the interests of the organization with stakeholders and her commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment reflects the core values of NAHREP.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

To pause before reacting to challenges to look at every challenge slowly and as an opportunity to bring in your team to learn and grow.


Maria Barrios




Executive Director of Operations and CFO

Company Name:

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

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