MARY E. FLOWERS
Mary E. Flowers is the Chief Executive Officer and Projects Director. She is also the Co-Founder of Sturdi-Quick International, a consulting firm established in 1995. Sturdi-Quick International provides expert international technical consulting services to foreign clients and partners in technology advancements, economic development strategies, housing & industrial development, project funding and job creation. Mary E. Flowers has been building strong relationships with the governments and private sector developers of Nigeria, and other West and East African countries with an emphasis on Humanitarian causes to empower developing countries to stimulate growth and economic benefits for their Citizens for the past six years.
From 1989 to the Present Day Mary E. Flowers has also been the Owner and President of Sturdi-Quick Prefabricated Structures a General Construction firm specializing in design build steel construction and project management. Currently, she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Steel Rising Training Program for Residential Steel Frame Technology. The Steel Rising Training Program recently received a Grant Award from the State of California Employment Training Panel to enable the program to develop a workforce throughout California. Mary E. Flowers has served on the Board of the Steel Framing Alliance in California for many years. Prior to Sturdi-Quick Prefabricated Structures and Sturdi-Quick International, Mary E. Flowers excelled in Sales Management and Product Marketing for Waste Management of North America, one of the largest Corporations based in the United States. Prior to WMI Mary E. Flowers specialized in corporate finance and accounting since the late ’70’s.
Mary E. Flowers also participates on several influential international and domestic boards, where she received numerous accommodations for her participation such as the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the U. S. presented by Congressman Ed Royce for her Efforts in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Free Trade Bill, the U. S. Department of Commerce Recognition for Global Achievement, U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate presented by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, and the Secretary of Commerce of the United States appointed Mary E. Flowers as Member of the Southern California Regional District Export Council, where she is currently serving her second term as a private advisor to the United States Department of Commerce.
Mary E. Flowers is also a current Board Member of the National Organization for African Americans in Housing (NOAAH) based in Washington D.C. In 2001 Mary E. Flowers was awarded the President’s Award from the Black Business and Professional Association, in 2000 she was awarded the California Achievement Award In International Trade from the California Council For International Trade a business round table that addresses the legislative issues of foreign trade and the Reaching For The Stars Award from the California Manufacturing Technology Center in recognition of her company’s business efforts to improve its capabilities, in 1997 Mary E. Flowers company was recognized as a Top 100 Women-Owned Business by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and in 1998 was ranked as the top 50 Women-Owned Business in the Inland Empire by The Business Press. Mary E. Flowers is a keynote speaker for OPIC. Mary E. Flowers has traveled around the globe to providing quality infrastructure development, while helping developing nations increase their social and economic standards.