JoAnn Maseda

JoAnn Maseda

Senior Director of Operations

JoAnn Maseda is the senior director of operations at Advance CTE, where she spearheads the organization’s operations and financial strategies, ensuring they align seamlessly with Advance CTE’s core values. Her strategic vision not only optimizes efficiency but also cultivates an environment where diversity thrives, and every voice is heard.

With a rich tapestry of experience spanning various industries, JoAnn is a seasoned leader with a passion for driving operational excellence and fostering inclusive work cultures. Prior to joining our team, JoAnn served as the director of operations at Markham Law Firm, where her leadership was instrumental in streamlining non-legal operations and driving financial stewardship.

Before her tenure at the law firm, JoAnn served as the director of operations at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., where she played a pivotal role in safeguarding and advancing the organization’s mission. Her strategic planning acumen and adept leadership in finance, operations, and human resources were instrumental in the festival’s success, earning widespread recognition, including the esteemed 2022 International Festival and Events Association Pinnacle Gold award for Best Volunteer Program. JoAnn’s career journey also includes impactful roles at Dogtopia Enterprises and Torrid, where she honed her skills in operational support and district management, respectively, achieving notable successes along the way. Throughout her career, JoAnn has been a beacon of team-building and excellence, embodying Advance CTE’s commitment to creating positive change.

JoAnn is a native of Silver Spring, MD where she currently resides with her husband and three dogs. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.