Dr. Gayle Flowers will serve as guest speaker for the Thursday, January 20 noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club. Her topic will be, “Building the Economy through Government Contracting.”
Dr. Flowers is the Director of the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which is a federally-funded program serving 10 northwest Louisiana parishes. PTAC provides counseling, education and connections to help businesses secure federal, state and local government contracts, which builds the economy and allows businesses to create and retain jobs.
Before PTAC, Dr. Flowers served five years as the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development at Bossier Parish Community College. She led the college’s mission to provide customized and relevant education and training to individuals and companies. Previous work experience includes Director of Career, Adult and Alternative Education for Caddo Parish Public Schools and Principal of the nationally recognized Caddo Career and Technology Center.
The success of Northwest Louisiana’s workforce and economy has always been at the center of Dr. Flowers’ career; however, her contributions extend beyond her employment. She has invested her knowledge and leadership by serving on many local, state and national boards. Dr. Flowers earned her three degrees from LSU-Shreveport. Worth noting is that she was the first graduate to earn LSUS’ Doctorate in Leadership.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in Minden.
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