Full Name
Maria Suarez-Simmons
Job Title
Sr. Director Energy Policy
Energy Workforce & Technology Council
Speaker Bio
As Director, Government Affairs for Energy Workforce & Technology Council, Suarez works to elevate critical issues in the energy services industry to external stakeholders including state and federal policy makers. She serves as staff liaison to the association’s International Trade Policy, International Outposts in Middle East and Latin America, ESG, and Energy Technology committees. Suarez brings a background in trade policy, advocacy, and extended international experience to this role.

Prior to the Council, Suarez was the Hispanic Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States. In this position, she worked to build relationships between the Hispanic community throughout the southwestern United States and the State of Israel and assisted in the coordination of Israeli Minister delegations to Texas.

She is currently a second-year graduate student in the Masters of Global Affairs at Rice University and received her BA from Texas A&M University in international affairs.
Maria Suarez-Simmons