Brenda Brombacher was recently named Director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at HCU. She earned her BA in International Business from UH-Downtown, a Master’s in Diplomacy from Norwich University and is near completion of a DBA in Entrepreneurship from Walden University. She served previously as the Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Community Relations at Houston Community College, where she demonstrated skill in grant writing, development, and building community partnerships. She also has teaching experience at UH-Downtown, worked five years for the US Department of State (promoting and executing entrepreneurship programs throughout Africa and the Middle East), and has 2.5 years of experience in a start-up company. She also has a broad range of experience working directly with teams and organizations that developed and implemented on-site entrepreneurial programs and activities that directly impacted regions and communities. But her most foundational experience in entrepreneurship came as she worked in her parents’ family business here in Houston, which has left her with an enduring network of business relationships and a deep commitment to the possibilities of free enterprise in America today. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with my two doodles, Bella and Beau, traveling, as well as playing the piano.