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Mike Abkowitz

Mike Abkowitz

Director of Finance & Operations

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Syracuse University and a master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager with over 35 years of experience.

Prior to joining the Wildflower Center in January 2012, Mike served eight years as a regional director for Great-West Financial, overseeing operations/field services in Oklahoma and Texas. He was responsible for coordinating investments and other services for public and nonprofit sector clients representing more than 140,000 participants and $2.2 billion in plan assets.

Mike also enjoyed a 23-year career in financial management with the City of Austin, most notably as city operating budget manager, acting city budget officer, and chief financial manager for the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department.

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OTHER INTERESTS

Golf, travel, cooking

FAVORITE PLANTS

Rock roses, lantanamaple trees

CONTACT MIKE

mabkowitz@wildflower.org
512.232.0119

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