Get to Know the Women who Help our Community Thrive

Lori Walker


Lori Walker was appointed to the Chamber Board of Directors in 2004 and served as the chairman of the Board in 2008. She has served as Chamber president since 2013. As president, Lori works to support the business community for the economic prosperity of Flower Mound and North Texas. Lori and her husband, Neal, have lived in Flower Mound for 22 years. The couple has two sons, Hayden, 24; and Truett, 17.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the Chamber of Commerce?

It is incredibly rewarding to welcome new businesses into the community and then see them grow and thrive. Collectively, we have a stronger voice, and there’s a vested interest in helping all community businesses be successful.

What do you love most about Flower Mound?

To be part of a community where you can live, work and play! Our educational opportunities are second to none with superb public and private schools, as well as higher education. This is the greatest time to be in Flower Mound. Quality development enhances quality of life, which is a priority for our community. We are seeing development that has been in the works for years come to fruition, and it’s exciting!

Kelly Heslep

Vice President of Programs and Events

Kelly Heslep has worked with the Chamber for 13 years. Her responsibilities include member engagement and event planning.

“I love to put the ‘sparkle’ in everything we do,” she says.

Kelly has lived in the Flower Mound area for more than 40 years and graduated from Lewisville High School. Her husband, Tom, is area president for Independent Bank and recently was elected to the Highland Village City Council. Their daughters were born and raised here and live nearby. The couple also has a granddaughter, Olive Kelly.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the Chamber of Commerce? 

I love to see small businesses succeed and large businesses thrive. It’s especially rewarding to walk alongside a business owner from dream to inception to success.

What do you love most about Flower Mound? 

Flower Mound is a wonderful place to raise a family and get involved. From Friday night lights to Saturday evening dinner, there is always something to do in a safe and family-friendly environment.

Cindi Howard

Vice President of Operations

Cindi Howard has worked with the Chamber of Commerce for almost 19 years.

“I have done every job that there is to do at the Chamber in my 18 1/2 years,” she says.

Cindi currently is responsible for Chamber communications and operations. She and her husband, Clifford, have lived in Flower Mound for 31 years. They have three children, Colton, 30; Caylie, 26; and Colbi, 22.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the Chamber of Commerce?  

The sense of family and friendship. The membership is made up of regular people who have families just like mine. The support and guidance we give is more like a ministry of service than just a Chamber of Business. Business is the priority, but it’s not two separate entities.

What do you love most about Flower Mound?  

The small-town feel with all of the amenities of the big city.

Alysse Harrison

Director of Membership

Alysse Harrison began working with the Chamber in August 2018. As director of membership, she helps members maximize their investments. She also encourages new businesses to join the Chamber. Alysse is a 2006 graduate of Marcus High School. She and her husband, Henry, have twin 2-year-old sons, Brody and Cooper.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the Chamber of Commerce? 

I really enjoy watching peoples dreams come to fruition. As we host ribbon cuttings for new businesses in town, you hear the passion behind each of the business owners. Everyone has a story to tell, and these ribbon cuttings are often the culmination of a lot of hard work, determination and sacrifices. Our business owners are inspirational!

What do you love most about Flower Mound? 

Flower Mound is a town that has been developed with so much thought and discipline. It is a community that shows up and supports each other. It has a small-town feel with the amenities of a big city.  

Mary Ailor

Administrative Assistant

Mary Ailor has worked with the Chamber for nine years.

“My title is director of first impressions,” she says.

Mary coordinates ribbon cuttings, updates the member database, calls new members for monthly luncheons and new member orientations and performs a plethora of other administrative duties. She and her husband, Ron, have lived in the community for 21 years and have four children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the Chamber of Commerce? 

Getting first-hand information regarding new businesses coming into our community and becoming acquainted with members, prospective members and individuals who are considering a move to Flower Mound. I can share information about the many advantages of our town: the wonderful LISD school system, the restaurants, the shopping and much more.

What do you love most about Flower Mound? 
The Town of Flower Mound has been voted one of the safest communities for our families. Flower Mound has one of the most efficient hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian, with some of the best physicians and medical facilities available.