Maria Meleandez

Executive Officer, Talent Development
LA Metro

Maria G. Meleandez joined LA Metro in 2014 and is committed to transforming the world through transportation infrastructure investment & innovation.  As the head of Talent Development for LA Metro, she leads a pioneering team, who is dedicated to advancing synergy within cross-functional business units to develop the next generation of workers within Transportation Infrastructure.  Maria is most passionate about impacting the emerging workforce by creating opportunities for improvement and professional growth.

She held other roles at Metro where she was instrumental in developing the agency’s employees through nationally recognized workforce development programs such as Metro’s Career Pathways Program, Leadership Academy and leads the SEED LA partnership for the agency. Her commitment to the cultivation of an inclusive learning environment — in which all employees have an opportunity for improvement and professional growth — has made an impact throughout all levels of the organization. 

Prior to joining Metro, Maria led large scale programs for various educational institutions with a focus on leadership development, employee engagement and inclusion. With more than 15 years of experience, Maria has excelled in numerous capacities within the education, healthcare and transportation infrastructure industries. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and is also a Licensed Registered Nurse.