DALLAS, TX (October 2, 2019) –  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, August 7, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.


About Mary Kay

One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 55 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.

About SGAC

The State Government Affairs Council is the premier national association for multi-state government affairs professionals of major U.S. corporations, trade associations and service providers. SGAC’s key strategies are to conduct educational activities that benefit members of the Council, legislative and public policy organizations and their members, strengthen interaction and understanding between and among SGAC members and state government officials, and champion professional and ethical standards in government relations.