Brenda A. Smith is President/CEO of the BWF Project, Inc., the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which sponsors the Breakfast With Fred Leadership Institute.
Her professional background includes serving as an officer with The Principal Financial Group, management positions with Northwestern Mutual, and Manulife Financial. She owned a printing and office supply company in Dallas, TX.
She sat on professional and ministry boards, including President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Society of Financial Service Professionals, Royal Treasure, Women in Financial Service, The Damaris Project, and Head Start of Archuleta County among others.
Brenda was part of the first People to People insurance delegation to China.
Smith authored Divine Confinement: Facing Seasons of Limitation, edited Breakfast With Fred, and co-wrote Perseverance: Pathway to Character.
She has degrees from Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University, and professional designations (CLU, ChFC) from the American College. Her speaking and writing inspires audiences throughout the country.
She is the proud Mom of three married children and the grandmother of 9. Brenda lives at Holly Lake Ranch, TX where she is a member of Holly Brook Baptist Church.