Gary Flowers


Gary Lamont Flowers has served on the front lines of American civil rights advocacy and public policy analysis since 1989, having been trained at the historic law firm of Hill, Tucker & Marsh in Richmond, VA.  

Gary L. Flowers is the host of The Gary Flowers Show on and @GaryFlowersShow.  Most recently, Gary Flowers was selected as the 2014 Leader-in-Residence at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, where he served as a lecturer on leadership in liberal arts classes of economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, and religion.  From 2007 to 2014 he served as Executive Director and CEO of the Black Leadership Forum—an alliance of 51 national African American organizations in the United States, representing 15 million Black people, based in Washington, DC.  While at the Black Leadership Forum, he served as a weekly columnist for the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (The Black Press). Mr. Flowers also served as vice president and national field director for Reverend Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition in Chicago, IL (1997 to 2007); a Teaching Fellow of a course on Coalition Politics at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA (2004); Deputy Chair of Democratic Convention Committee in Boston, MA (2004); a public policy analyst at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC (1993-1997); a special assistant to Virginia Governor Lawrence Douglas Wilder (1990-1993); and executive director of the Old Dominion Bar Association in the Commonwealth of Virginia (1988-1989).