Maria Temiquel

Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service

Maria E. Temiquel serves as the Director of Grants and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She administers the Jobs for Veterans State Grants, the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, and the National Veterans’ Training Institute. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her outstanding leadership, including selection for the White House Leadership Development Program Fellowship. Prior to her current role, she held pivotal roles in the Office of Job Corps at the DOL and served as a Program Coordinator of Multicultural Educational Services at Sauk Valley and Rock Valley Community Colleges through Western Illinois University. She started her career as a counselor in a Federal Trio Program at Northern Illinois University, positively impacting the lives of many students. Beyond her professional career, she demonstrates a deep commitment to volunteerism and community service, involving with esteemed organizations such as the United Service Organization (USO) and the Honor Flight network. She also served as a Trustee and former Chair of the Sigma Lambda Gamma Education Foundation, exemplifying her passion for empowering women through education and opportunity. Throughout her career and volunteer efforts, she consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership, unwavering commitment to excellence, and a dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of those she serves.