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Get to Know Maria Sweezy

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Maria Sweezy

A New York native, Maria attended the University of Albany, where she completed a degree in psychology. Prior to entering the financial field, she also spent a year studying the arts in Florence, Italy.

She relocated to St. Petersburg in 2019, and joined the Harwood team in the winter of 2020. In her previous role advising for a luxury hotel company, Maria developed a strong set of leadership, organization, and people skills, with an eye for creating a positive and efficient workplace culture. She now turns said skills towards Harwood’s human resources department, where her charisma lifts up the team daily.

When she’s not at work, Maria enjoys skiing, historical fiction, and attending the occasional county fair. She has also not lost her appreciation for the arts, and can often be found taking in live music and the local art scene in St. Pete. As a Type 1 diabetic, she is also involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Tampa, and has spent over a decade working with the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Aspire.