Headshot of Maria Moeller
Chief Marketing Officer
Maria joined the Improve Group in 2015, bringing her more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications as well as training in evaluation and public affairs. She has a lifelong passion for making systems work and is a curious evaluator at heart. In her role at The Improve Group, she helps tell the story of the organization and relate its value to the many clients it serves.

Brings to the Team

  • Leadership in marketing strategies and business management knowledge
  • Unique perspective based on broad experience spanning many industries, issues, and types of organizations
  • Honed written and verbal communications skills, with a keen eye for identifying key messages
  • Commitment to balancing new ideas with tried and true strategies
  • Practical project management and process development experience

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group (2015 - current)
  • Child Care Aware of Minnesota, Director of Communications and Engagement (2013 - 2015)
  • Entrust Datacard, Marketing Communications Manager (2011 - 2012)
  • SICK Sensor Intelligence, Director of Marketing Communications (2003 - 2011)
  • Labreche Murray Public Relations, Public Affairs Practice Group Leader & Account Manager (2000 - 2003)
  • Honeywell, Communications Account Manager (2000)
  • Minnesota Project Innovation, Communications Director (1997 - 2000)
  • Popham Haik Law Firm, Associate Marketing Director (1991 - 1997)


  • Master of Public Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Concentration in Evaluation 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College; majors in English and Political Science
  • Additional Studies: Civic Engagement, Leadership

Brings to the Community

  • Lifelong member of League of Women Voters
  • Active member in local community (e.g. past Planning Commission Member)

Beyond the Bio

Maria is a positive influence and can often be heard laughing beyond the walls of her office. As a strong extrovert, she generally enjoys being out and about with family and friends, regardless of the activity. However, she also enjoys the solitude of working in her many gardens where she can see the fruits of her labor.