McNair Center Advisory Council

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Brenda brings over 12 years of experience in international business, marketing and communication strategy, financial and operations management, entrepreneurship policy and ecosystem development. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Community Relations at Houston Community College, where she implemented effective and impactful entrepreneurial programs in the Southeast region of Houston since 2018. She implemented the nationally recognized Verizon Innovative Learning program that inspires and fosters digital inclusion for middle school students learning advanced STEM-focused curricula and innovative next-gen technology. She also developed the Business Digital Academy sponsored by Verizon, Capital One, and Wells Fargo to help micro-entrepreneurs in the city get access and exposure to digital platforms operate their businesses virtually, even during the pandemic. Amongst other initiatives, she sponsored the TeenBiz camp with Target Evolution, the Hispanic Women Business Academy at the Mexican Consulate, and collaborated on the Economic Development Agency’s grant with the West Houston Institute to bring innovative makers into the market as well as support entrepreneurs become more resilient.
Mrs. Brombacher is a graduate of the HCC’s Chancellor’s Innovation Leadership Academy and is the only Houston Fellow at the 2021-2022 National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), a national network of 140 mission-driven organizations that invest in low to moderate-income communities and support small business growth. She was also just recently selected by the college as a 2021-2022 League Excellence Award recipient.
Mrs. Brombacher’s experience includes working as the Director of Operations for GriffinWorx, Inc., (formerly StartUp Cup), as a Federal Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, Entrepreneurship Liaison at the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE), at the U.S. Department of State, and Program Specialist with the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) team in the Office of Commercial and Business Affairs at the State Department.She volunteers her time as a Board Member of Impact Hub Houston, growing the world’s largest collective dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs, with 17,000+ members at 102+ locations in 50+ countries. She is also a Board Member of NextGen International Business and Entrepreneurship Academy charged to develop a charter middle school in the Houston metropolitan area focused on entrepreneurship curricula. Lastly, she has also served as the ChairLady and VP of Strategic Planning & Partnerships for SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation where the focus is to provide exposure plus access with tangible opportunities for girls 10-17, in underserved and underrepresented communities in STEM, innovation, and leadership.Mrs. Brombacher is currently a Doctoral candidate in Business Administration at Walden University, specializing in Entrepreneurship. She received her BBA in International Business with a concentration in Marketing at the University of Houston-Downtown, and a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management at Norwich University. She has published in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, and has presented her scholarly work in the International Institute of Business Intelligence Innovation and the International Center for Innovation in Education.Mrs. Brombacher was born in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, and is a first-generation, dual-citizen immigrant living in Houston, Texas. She loves to play the piano, travel, and spending time with her husband Mike, as well as with family and friends.