Community Service

Recognized Business Leader

  • Owner, CEO, The Carey Company
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • ICSC – Florida Governmental Affairs Committee Member
  • Civic Leaders & Elected Officials (CLEO)
  • “2016 Publisher’s Award Winner” Women Who Mean Business – Orlando Business Journal
  • “Downtown Orlando Woman of the Year” 1992 for Professional/Business
  • Voted “Best Instructor” – 1998 Construction Management Courses for Minority/Women/Small Business Economic Development Commission – (EDC)

Former Founding Member/Board Member

  • BusinessForce – Founding Member
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce – Founding Trustee
  • Private Business Associates of Seminole (PBAS) – Founding Member
  • Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce – Former Member
  • Sanford/Seminole Chamber of Commerce – Former Member
  • International Development Research Council (IDRC) – Former Member
  • Metro Orlando International Business Council – Former Member

Former Volunteer Board Member Appointed by the County Commission

  • MetroPlan Orlando Citizens Advisory Committee – Seminole County – Past Chairman Multiple Years
  • Seminole County Port Authority – Port of Sanford (SCOPA) – Past Chairman Multiple Years
  • Seminole County Building Contractor’s Licensing Board – Past Chairman Multiple Years
  • Tri-County Regional Transportation Planning Agency

Former Volunteer Board Member

  • Central Florida Regional Hospital – Board of Trustees
  • Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority–Appointed by Governor Bush

Recognized Community Member

  • Co-Chairman for the Seminole County Boy Scouts Golden Eagle Dinner annually since 2008 along with Sheriff Eslinger
  • Honoree of the 2007 Seminole County Boy Scouts Golden Eagle Dinner
  • Recipient of the “Silver Beaver Award” – the highest Honor awarded to a Volunteer by the Boy Scouts of American for raising over $2 Million for Scouts
  • Honorary Chair – the 1st Sanford Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
  • Co-Founder of the Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon – 2006 & 2007
  • Rescue Outreach Mission
  • Good Samaritan Home
  • Dinner Chairman for the 2006 Seminole County Boy Scouts Annual Dinner
  • Corporate Chairman for the 2002 & 2005 Seminole County Boy Scouts Annual Dinner
  • Committee Member for the 2004 Heart Ball for the American Heart Association
  • Host Committee Member – Central Florida Boy Scouts of American Annual Dinner since 1988
  • “Golden Eagle Award” recipient – Seminole County Boy Scouts of America
  • Leukemia Society – Master of Ceremony for “Luau for Leukemia”, 1990
  • Leukemia Society – Celebrity Waiter “Top Fund Raiser” 1988 & 1989
  • “Silver Service Award” recipient – Leukemia Society 1988
  • Trilby Bend Homeowners Association – Treasurer
  • Children’s Wish Foundation – Former Board Member
  • C.H.A.R.L.E.E. (Children Have All Rights-Legal, Educational & Emotional) – Former Board Member
  • Dedicated Volunteer for Safehouse of Seminole since it opened in 1995
    Brenda has been instrumental in ensuring that Safehouse of Seminole, the only certified domestic violence shelter in Seminole County, received funding & support from the community. She made arrangements for clothing donations from several national clothing chains which she picks up and delivers monthly.
  • COMPACT Mentor for Public Education
  • Volunteer “Teacher for a Day” for High School Students
  • Career Shadowing Sponsor for High School Students
  • Member of Three Local Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi International – Past President
  • “Woman of the Year” recipient – Beta Sigma Phi – multiple years