Catherine Flowers is a first generation American and a big picture thinker. Currently, she is the CEO of Bread of Life, Inc. a 25-year-old 501-c3 social enterprise. She has more than twenty years of successful nonprofit, government and corporate management experience. Although she is not from Houston, because of Hurricane Katrina she arrived in Texas right in time to advocate and serve thousands of evacuees from New Orleans while serving as the Director of Governmental and Community Affairs for the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana.
Known by many as a servant leader with moxie, Catherine is not afraid to serve as a catalyst for change. She was responsible for creating and managing the Department of Neighborhoods for the City of Houston. She created the community engagement plan for the Houston Super Bowl 51 Host Committee. She was instrumental in engaging thousands of uninsured Texans to ensure their access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act. She has created schools, affordable housing and other various opportunities for communities throughout the US. Ms.Flowers has raised millions in capital for constituents. She also works closely with decision makers throughout the community representing non-profit organizations, national and local government, and small businesses. Catherine’s advocacy and influence assists in building long-term capacity to provide direct services to communities in need.
Although she has served a gamut of clients, her true passion is advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves. She serves as a board member of several non-profit organizations, a charter school, as well as a court-appointed special advocate.