Lori Walker’s degree in Communication Arts from Austin College led her to work in politics in Washington, D.C. But her heart was always set on returning to the Lone Star State. While she continued her political career, her passion for giving back to the community grew stronger. This drive led her to serve at her children’s schools and various nonprofit boards. When she was nominated to the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Lori knew she had found her calling. Today, as the President of the Chamber, she feels honored to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Flower Mound’s community and businesses.
Throughout her journey, Lori drew profound inspiration from her mother, who she describes as the most amazing woman she has ever known. Her mother’s exemplary career, community involvement, and loving nature left an indelible mark on Lori’s life. Despite her mother’s sudden passing when Lori was just 25, her influence continues to guide her actions and relationships. For young women aspiring to be leaders, Lori emphasizes having a passion for your work and showing compassion towards others. Kindness, giving back without expecting anything in return, setting high standards, and being an attentive listener are essential traits to cultivate.
In Lori’s view, integrity, empathy, and self-awareness are the most crucial qualities of a successful leader. These attributes earn respect and build strong and lasting relationships with team members and the community. To manage stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance, Lori turns to her love for entertaining and hosting parties. The meticulous planning and attention to detail act as stress relievers for her. Additionally, her love for music and singing provides an outlet for relaxation and enjoyment. It’s not uncommon to spot Lori belting out tunes during her daily commute, turning her car into a private concert venue.
As the President of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, Lori Walker leads with enthusiasm, compassion, and a deep love for the community. Her dedication to integrity, empathy, and self-awareness allows her to forge meaningful connections and steer the chamber toward greater success. With her passion for service and unwavering commitment to making a difference, Lori inspires others to strive for excellence and embrace kindness in all aspects of their lives.