Theresa Flores, senior manager of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc., was elected president of the State Government Affairs Council, (SGAC) at the organization’s annual business meeting in August.
In her role at Mary Kay, Flores develops and recommends policy positions that protect the company’s direct selling, product and global trade interests focusing on engagement with legislators, governments and NGOs.
When asked about her election to the board of SGAC, Flores stated, “At Mary Kay, we believe in a larger purpose: helping others to achieve their dreams. That value applies nicely to the State Government Affairs Council and their continuous efforts to champion for excellence and represent state government affairs professionals. I’m looking forward, with the support of the SGAC board of directors, to lead this nationally respected organization.”
Theresa Flores co-chaired the 2013 National Summit and has served on the National Summit and Leaders’ Policy Conference planning committees for many years. She has secured speakers for SGAC meetings and has served as a speaker and moderator. She served on the 2013 Nominating Committee, chaired the Education & Training Committee for several years, and has served on the Member Services Committee. Flores has been active in member recruitment and has helped organize and co-host several regional networking events. She was in the inaugural graduating class of the State Government Affairs Professional Certificate program and is a Bronze level graduate in the Advanced Certificate Program.
Joining her in the leadership of SGAC are the other officers elected at the meeting: Vice President Laura Dooley, eBay Inc. / StubHub; Treasurer Emory Wilkerson, State Farm Insurance Companies; and Secretary Tom Foulkes, Entertainment Software Association. Also part of the leadership is the Immediate Past President David Christman, National Beer Wholesalers Association.