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. She channels her creativity through leading the marketing department through unique communications and events. Maria spearheaded our 2021 Harwood Goes Green Shred Event which benefitted the local Boys & Girls Club after-school program.

When she’s not at work, Maria enjoys the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete, traveling, and baking. 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. Maria is an active member of The Junior League of St. Petersburg. 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.