Maria Pia Tamburri is a senior community engagement policy director at Dominion Energy. In this role, she leads the company’s community engagement efforts across Dominion Energy’s footprint. Before joining Dominion Energy, Maria led global public affairs and crisis management for Allegion, plc. in Carmel, Indiana. Prior to this role, Maria lived in Stuttgart, Germany where she served as the Chief of Strategic Outreach Initiatives for U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Department of Defense. From 2001 until 2008, Maria held a variety of roles as a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush.
Her time in the administration provided her with the opportunity to work as Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Director of Specialty Media and Hispanic spokesperson in the White House Office of Media Affairs. She also served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Earlier in her career, Maria worked in the U.S. House of Representatives in the Judiciary Committee and House Government Reform Committee.
Maria is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She also studied Latin American politics at the Universidad de Belgrano in her native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is married to Alexander G. Flakas and has two young daughters.