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Brenda Anderson, Galilee Agency President & CEO

Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, Author, Speaker

Brenda Anderson has more than 25 years of leadership and organizational development experience in Fortune 500 corporations. She has held key leadership roles in human resources, training and development, operations, accounting and financial management.

For the past 16 years Brenda has worked with business owners across the country helping them to position and grow their businesses. Brenda’s clients value her ability to help them strategically align their organizations’ efforts with their mission and vision.

Brenda has led multiple organizational development engagements nationally as well as internationally. She was a member of an international team that supported leadership development efforts for Alcoa Europe, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also developed and facilitated several major organizational supplier development initiatives.

Brenda was featured in the February 2017 issue of Style BluePrint as one of Charlotte’s 11 Successful Women. She was also featured in the November 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine as an innovative entrepreneur. Brenda was named as Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Diversity Champions and Pride Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Women in 2010; Charlotte Business Journal Who to Watch in 2008 Business Leaders, Charlotte Business Journal’s 2006 Women in Business Achievement and 2004 Diversity Catalysts Winners.

Brenda currently serves on the Blue Bloodhound Board of Advisors as well as the Little Rock Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. She is Program Facilitator for the Charlotte Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by the Small Business Administration. She is also the Program Facilitator for the Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’ Minority Business Enterprise Leadership Academy. She served as the Program Facilitator for the 2017 “Charlotte’s Wake-Up Call” five-part series sponsored by the Women’s Intercultural Exchange.

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 has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, WFAE – NPR Affiliate and Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers.

Brenda is also author of From Zero to Faith…Real Talk for Real Business. This dynamic book weaves key business principles and life lessons into a personal testimony about entrepreneurship. It is a powerful story that no one else will tell you about business ownership! (, Westry Wingate Centering Press Publishing, 2011)