Maggie Mariucci was born and raised in Lakeland. She is a fifth-generation Polk County resident who brings an extensive knowledge of the area, including its history, people and culture, to her roles at the University. She has enjoyed a 15-year career focused on public relations, public affairs, and development. Mariucci began her career with Florida Poly in 2013 as the director of external affairs and currently serves as the assistant vice president of University Relations.
Prior to joining the University, she worked on the Florida Senate campaign of Sen. Denise Grimsley in 2012 and at the former USF Polytechnic from 2007-12 where she was the director of government and community relations and the assistant director of development.