Chipman “Chip” Flowers Jr. is the former state treasurer of Delaware and current President and Managing Member of the Flowers Counsel Group. He’s a noted mergers & acquisitions expert; prior to serving as treasurer and founding the Flowers Counsel Group in 2006, he worked on M&A matters for four years as an associate with Skadden Arps. Flowers’s notable achievements include boosting the value of Delaware’s investment portfolio by more than $55 million, launching an ambitious effort to reform the state’s treasury, and building the Flowers Counsel Group into a well-regarded firm with such notable clients as Barclays, DuPont and Harvard University.
Flowers’s incisive legal mind and keen business sense are partly the result of a first-rate education. Flowers is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in economics, 1996), Georgetown University (JD and MBA, 2000), and Harvard University (MPA, 2006).
Upon his election in 2010 and subsequent swearing-in in January 2011, Flowers became the first African-American to hold statewide office in Delaware. Shortly after assuming office, he served as co-chair of the National Democratic State Treasurers Association, an unusual and highly prestigious distinction for a young, first-term treasurer. Flowers is also proud to have authored the Flowers Framework, a seminal document that outlined an ambitious reform agenda aimed at keeping Delaware’s economy competitive in the decades to come.
Flowers now lives in Boston, his “second home,” with his beloved wife Megan. He remains active in political conservations and relishes being closer to the New England sports franchises that he follows so passionately.