Brenda is a native of Nashville and moved to Hendersonville in 1976. Her career path includes employment in Insurance Claims Management for 25 years before transitioning to positions with Volunteer State Community College in Resource Development and ultimately as the CEO of the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. She has volunteered for numerous nonprofits over the past 50 years and continues to work with several local organizations. Brenda is married to Jim and has one daughter Gayle, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She and Jim attend Community Church of Hendersonville.