Brenda F. Anderson has more than 30 years of leadership and organizational development experience working in and with Fortune 500 corporations as well as small to medium sized businesses. She has held key leadership roles in human resources, training and development, operations, accounting and financial management. In addition to her roles in the corporate environment, she has led organizational and leadership development engagements across the country. She also served as a member of an international leadership and organizational development team.
In addition to her role as President and CEO of Galilee Agency, Brenda has served as an Interise Program Facilitator for the Charlotte Emerging Leaders Program. The program was sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. She currently serves as an Interise Program Instructor Coach. She is the Program Facilitator for the Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’ and Greater Women Business Sonoco Leadership Academy as well as Central Piedmont Community College “Get Up and Grow” Small Business Development Program. Brenda is also a consultant for Central Piedmont’s “Equity in Government Contracting Program”. The program is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. In 2019, she was selected to facilitate the National Basketball Association’ “All – Star 2019” Supplier Diversity Summit in Charlotte. Brenda Anderson also serves as a Senior Organizational and Management Consultant for KRJ Consulting. (krjconsulting.com)
Brenda has been featured in the February 2017 issue of Style Blue Print as one of Charlotte’s 11 Successful Women, and in March 2017 by Radio One Charlotte as one of its “Women of Excellence”. She was named La Noticia’ Excelente Awards 2017 recipient of the “Non-Latino Most Supportive Person of the Latin American Community Award”. She was featured in the November 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine as an innovative entrepreneur in the United States.
Brenda was named as one of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Champions and Pride Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Women in 2010; Charlotte Business Journal’ Who to Watch in 2008 Business Leaders, 2006 Women in Business Achievement and 2004 Diversity Catalysts Winners. She served as the Program Facilitator for the 2017 “Charlotte’s Wake-Up Call” five-part series dealing with the aftermath of the death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte. She continues to be recognized for her leadership with promoting diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in the community.
Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego and pursued graduate study at San Diego State University. She has numerous professional certifications and affiliations. She currently serves on the Little Rock Community Development Corporation and Monarch Board of Directors. She has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, WFAE – NPR Affiliate and Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers. She is a member of the Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®. She is the author of From Zero to Faith…Real Talk for Real Business (Amazon.com, Westry Wingate Centering Press Publishing, 2011), and is a nationally recognized speaker focusing on topics that help women move beyond biases to achieve their goals (www.brendafanderson.com)