Theresa A. Flores has enjoyed an 18-year career in public affairs and legislative and political management. Currently she is the manager of public affairs for Mary Kay Inc., where she works to protect and advocate for the Company’s interests and provide strategic guidance to the company in its engagement with legislators, governments and NGOs. She also serves as the point person and liaison for the Company’s Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay regional markets.
She is especially proud to be a part of the Company’s efforts in leveraging its reputation to raise awareness with lawmakers about the importance of crucial funding for domestic violence prevention and intervention services.
Her areas of expertise include federal and state legislative affairs and lobbying, grassroots advocacy and political action committee development, and political campaign activities.
Previously she served as director of government affairs for Time Warner Cable and managed local, state and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives; she was also responsible for administrating the Texas Friends of Time Warner Cable PAC and the employee grassroots advocacy network.
Theresa began her career in Washington, DC first as an IT analyst than as a public affairs manager for Fannie Mae. She later moved to the company’s Dallas regional office where worked with stakeholders interested in strengthening housing and community development policy.
Theresa is a member of the Hispanic 100, the State Government Affairs Council and Leadership Dallas. She is active in education reform; focusing on public school education in Dallas and holds leadership positions in EducateDallas, the Dallas Education Foundation and Big Thought, a nonprofit organization focused on improving public education for children through creative learning. In 2012 she was selected to serve in the inaugural class of the Leadership DISD (Dallas Independent School District) program.
In 2009, Theresa was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as a Minority Business Leader award recipient and featured in the April/May “Women’s Issue” of Latino Leaders magazine. In 2010 she was voted as Dallas “Thought Leader” by Latino Leaders magazine and in 2011 she graduated from the Leadership Dallas. Theresa is proud to have returned to the Girl Scouts as a volunteer, alumna and board member of The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Most recently Theresa was appointed by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to serve as a Commissioner of the Dallas Housing Authority.
A San Antonio native and first generation American and college graduate, Theresa, received her B.A. from Cornell University. She is the North Texas chair of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, where she works to recruit top undergraduate applicants. In 2011 she was appointed to serve as Director-of-the Region for the Cornell Alumni Association and elected to the Cornell University Council and most recently was invited to serve on The President’s Council of Cornell Women.
She likes to spend her free time with family and friends and currently resides in Dallas with her canine companions, Buster and Stella.