Carolyn Flowers joined AECOM in March, 2017 as Senior Vice President, Americas Transit Market Sector Leader with the responsibility for client and industry relations and coordinating business development in United States and Canada. Prior to that she spent two years at the Federal Transit Administration as Senior Advisor and in the last nine months of her tenure she served as the Acting Administrator. She participated in a 2005 international study project for the National Association of Sciences, sponsored by the Eno Foundation for Transportation Studies, as well as the executive development program sponsored by the Eno Center for Transportation Leadership. Flowers is currently serving on the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Board Executive Committee and is a graduate of the 2003 APTA Transportation Leadership Class.
She received a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Management. In 2007, she was recognized as the Tom Bradley Alumnus of the Year by the UCLA Black Alumni Association. The award is named for the first African-American Mayor of Los Angeles, a champion of public transportation for Los Angeles County. In 2008, she was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. She also received the Ambassador award for her volunteer work with the American Stroke Association and was given a special recognition award by the Greater Los Angeles African- American Chamber of Commerce.