Maria San Jose


Director of Business
Diplomatic Courier

Maria San Jose is a seasoned publishing advertising account executive. Her specialty is in sales generation, business development, account management and client relationships. Her 20 years’ experience with prestigious publications include, Roll Call, Foreign Service Journal, The Washington Times, Legal Times an American Lawyer Media publication, where she received special performance award for innovation (along with a monetary award), the first time this award was ever given. At the Foreign Policy Magazine she had the distinction of consistently almost doubling revenue and acquiring major accounts such as the World Economic Forum, Asia Foundation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and others. Maria’s experience working with a wide range of local, national and international communities – legal, corporate, foreign affairs, higher education and nonprofit – allows her to customize her approach to the unique needs of her clients. As an independent contractor, she has successfully generated significant revenues with advertorials in Foreign Policy Magazine. Maria has worked with higher education and nonprofit organizations positioning their recruitment campaigns, branding and raising their profiles through print advertising, advertorials and event platforms that includes Aspen Institute’s Idea magazine (2011-2012), (2014-2015) -a leading online source for news, opinions and job for higher education industry and Diplomatic Courier (2011-2017), a global affairs media network covering how diplomacy, policy and business intersect. An active member of the International Correspondents team of the National Press Club where Maria has been a Vivian Award recipient (2014 and 2015) for stellar volunteers. She speaks two Philippine languages, Bicol and Tagalog, and conversant in Spanish. Originally from the Philippines, now a resident of Washington, DC for over two decades, Maria earned her Liberal Arts degree from St. Paul’s College of Manila, a Catholic private school for women. She lives in the District with her husband and has one son.

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