"By the time a project decides to move to Georgia, you've built relationships with their people, so it's always a very exciting moment for everyone."
Brenda's expertise and talent as a member of Georgia Power’s business recruitment team speak for themselves through the 160+ companies she's helped locate in Georgia, resulting in more than 45,000 jobs created and $8 billion in capital investment. Brenda personally assists site selectors and companies by identifying best-fit communities and sites, providing market information and engineering assistance, acting as liaison with business leaders and state agencies, and facilitating field visits. Brenda has contributed to a number of Georgia’s most notable economic development successes including headquarters relocations by Mercedes Benz USA, NCR, ThyssenKrupp Elevators, and Norfolk Southern; innovation and information technology hubs established by Anthem, BlackRock, General Motors ; and data center locations by QTS, Google, Zayo and Facebook.
She is an Affiliate Director of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, and in 2014 and 2019 was named their Affiliate of the Year. Brenda's success earned her a spot among Consultant Connect's Top 50 Economic Developers in the nation in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2020. She is also a member of the Georgia Economic Development Association.
Brenda graduated from Auburn University with a business administration degree in marketing, and completed her Master of Business Administration at Georgia State University.
Passionate about animals, Brenda is a long-time volunteer for pet rescue organizations. She also enjoys traveling, reading contemporary fiction, and gardening at her home in Sandy Springs with her puppy, Dolly.