The National Association of Professional Women Announces Maria Soto, Vice President of Media Outreach of PlowShare Group, as VIP Woman of the Year

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Maria Soto is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

My passion is shown throughout all my personal and business accomplishments. I enjoy doing my job and doing it well.

NAPW honors Maria Soto as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in advertising with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

“I love, love, love the fact that I am working for organizations that make a difference,” says Mrs. Soto, who had previously worked for profit-driven advertising companies such as Foote, Cone and Belding and MTV Networks before joining PlowShare Group, an advertising company solely dedicated to nonprofit organizations. So inspired by creating pro-bono PSA campaigns helping to make the world a better place, Mrs. Soto soon developed the company’s very own media outreach department, where she now serves as vice president.

For the past 13 years at PlowShare, Mrs. Soto has directed a skilled team of media outreach specialists responsible for outreach to all avenues of media outlets. With her well-honed talent and expertise in media outreach management, she has built substantial relationships with a multitude of media outlets, leading to tens of millions of dollars in donated time and space and helping emerge PlowShare Group as the second largest agency in the industry. Mrs. Soto is a respected figure amongst several media trade associations and Hispanic television networks, a position upheld by her impressive professional record and results-driven work ethic.

Mrs. Soto’s time is divided between PlowShare's Stamford, CT offices and Phoenix, AZ, where she is currently working on expanding the company’s services and developing PlowShare West. “My passion is shown throughout all my personal and business accomplishments. I enjoy doing my job and doing it well,” she says.

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