Outstanding Alumni Award

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Outstanding Alumni Award

Simone Talma Flowers

About the Award

The Outstanding Leadership Austin Alumni Award is given in the honor of Polly Scallorn who was the founding Executive Director of Leadership Austin and served in that role for 15 years.

Bio of Simone Talma Flowers

Simone Talma Flowers is the Executive Director of Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), whose mission is to cultivate peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. Simone Talma Flowers brings over 26 years of extensive experience in non-profit management.

Simone promotes a culture of high performance, support and collaboration. She advances the mission of the organization by bringing people of diverse faiths, cultures and backgrounds together, to break down the barriers that divide us. Passionate about diversity and inclusion she believes everyone—regardless of age, gender, religion and culture should have access to opportunities, so they can live up to their fullest potential. Simone has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. She is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essential Best Class Ever of 1996. Simone lives her life in alignment with the 4 core values of Leadership Austin. And especially believes in the value and power of inclusiveness which is the common thread that strengthens any community.

Simone is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization, Town Lake Chapter of the Links Incorporated and Impact Austin. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for; Community Advancement Network, serving as the 2017 Board Chair, Austin Housing Repair Coalition, One Voice Central Texas, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Texas Impact, National Coalition of Dialogue and Deliberation, and formally Urban Roots. Simone serves on the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities and on the Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council.