Executive Director: Brenda Smith
A native of Allegany County, Brenda has held the position since August 2011. Prior to her service with TGCC, she spent three years as Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Cumberland (MD), and nearly 13 years in the Sales & Marketing division of Biederlack of America Corporation, where she was responsible for national accounts. She attended Broward College and the University of Miami, Coral Gables. She is a 1997 graduate of Allegany College of Maryland with an A.A. Degree in English and a 2015 graduate of Frostburg State University with a B.S. Degree in Political Science. Brenda is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Allegany! and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Maryland programs.
Brenda has served on numerous Boards and Committees including the Rotary Club of Cumberland, Fort Hill Scholarship Fund, Allegany Chamber Economic Development Committee, Garrett Chamber Advisory Committee, and the Leadership Allegany! Steering Committee. She was the Chairwoman for the 2014 March for Babies campaign and continues to actively participate in a variety of regional economic development related work groups, which include transportation, energy, education, broadband and leadership. In 2015, she was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve a three-year term on the Maryland Economic Development Commission.
Brenda is the proud mother of Hayley.