Maria Smith

Maria Smith

Partner & Chief Creative Officer, M&C SAATCHI LA

Maria is partner and Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi LA, a women-led strategic and creative communications agency. She has over 15 years of advertising industry experience, helping global clients such as Amazon Music, BMW, Epson, VIZIO, Ketel One, and UGG Australia bring breakthrough creative ideas to the marketplace.

A proud immigrant and mother of two, Maria has always championed the need to make our workplaces and the stories we tell more inclusive. In 2018, she helped launch MAJORITY, a production company with an all-women roster of directors, created to tackle the issue of gender disparity within the commercial industry and establish new opportunities for women filmmakers seeking to expand the scope of their work.

Maria lives in LA, where she fills her soul by spending time with her family, discovering new restaurants, escaping into books, and channeling her inner fly girl at hip hop dance class. She is at her professional happiest when she is helping brands, causes and colleagues find their voice and tell stories that are authentic, compelling and relevant.