2022 Annual Conference

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Keynote Speaker  

Chandra Livingston, CASC, MAOM, CPA 

Chandra Livingston is the Founder and Managing Director of It’s Your Time to Flourish, a workforce development and management consulting agency that serves work teams, entrepreneurs, new managers, and career shifters who are seeking to transform into effective, heart-centered decision makers. Clients prefer her company’s solutions over available alternatives because they help clients enhance their idea of what’s possible by utilizing a healthy mind/body/lifestyle approach, resulting in benefits that last.

Professionally, Chandra is a Certified Axiogenics Self-Leadership Coach and a Certified Public Accountant with a master’s degree in Organizational Management. She has 20+ years of corporate experience that includes serving as the Accounting Manager for the $2.5 billion dollar Houston Municipal Employees Pension System, Accounting Manager for the Star of Hope Mission homeless shelter and five years as the Investment Operations Officer for Houston Endowment Inc., a private foundation with assets of more than $1.5 billion that supports charitable organizations in the greater Houston area. Chandra is also an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, a plant based personal product company whose mission is to empower people to flourish with sustainable healthy living. From 2010 to 2012, she had the opportunity to advocate for enhanced diversity awareness in her role as the Board Chair of the Arbonne African American Advisory Taskforce. She also served as a workshop leader for the ALMA Multicultural Leadership Academy at Arbonne’s corporate headquarters in February of 2020.

Chandra is an engaging public speaker and customer relations adviser with extensive civic and community volunteer experience which includes past task force roles with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Five A Committee and the Texas Children’s Hospital Development Counsel. She served for 12 years as the Houston volunteer Accounting Director for The College Fund/UNCF’s annual telethon where she led 80+ volunteers to tally donations during the annual “night of show” telecast. As a former member of the Houston UNCF Advisory Board, Chandra often spoke to TV and radio audiences in her role as the creator of the Young Scholars program.

As a Senior Consultant, Chandra's creative and engaging leadership style resulted in the efficient procurement and distribution of $4.3 million in Hurricane Harvey aid to 800+ families. Her brilliant design of an equitable disaster aid needs assessment and procurement protocol system resulted in her earning an Unsung Hero Award. Chandra is a graduate of the prestigious Inner City Capital Connections Houston Cohort for 2021, a nine-month masterclass business program that features lectures from Ivy league professors and access to venture capital.

Chandra is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and is a lifetime associate member of Jack and Jill of America. She also serves on the Deaconess Board at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church where she was recently featured in an “On the Avenue” broadcast for an original song she wrote, “I’ll Know You.” She is the author of the book, “It’s Harvest Time: Reaping the Treasure God has Waiting for You,” available at Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.com. Chandra is married to Army Veteran E.S. (Rudy) Livingston, Jr. and they have three wonderful adult children, Alysia, E. Steve and Mia.




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