Lori Traweek worked for 27 years at Gulf Coast Authority in various roles including as CEO/General Manager before her retirement in late 2020. Traweek also serves as Chair of the Galveston Bay Foundation and President of the Texas Conservation Fund. She also served on the boards of the Economic Alliance of Houston – Port Region, the Baytown-West Chambers County Economic Development Foundation, the Texas Water Conservation Association, and the Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund prior to her retirement. In addition, Traweek represented GCA on the Galveston Bay Council, the governing body of the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, serving since 1999 as both Vice Chair and Chair. In 2008, Traweek was appointed to the Trinity-San Jacinto Rivers and Galveston Bay Basin and Bay Area Stakeholders Committee representing recreational users by the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group of the Texas Senate and still participates in that capacity.