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Dr. Brenda J. Summers –  more than 25 years experience with nonprofits, associations, government agencies, education institutions and small business.

  • Consulting firm for 13 years, providing strategic thinking, facilitating retreats and meetings, managing projects, coaching staff and board, and writing research reports
  • Adjunct professor at NC State University 2004-2007, 2009 & 2011- 2013  Courses - Introduction to Nonprofits, Nonprofit Management, Fund Development, Nonprofit Internship and Nonprofit Capstone Course
  • Adjunct professor UNC-CH School of Government Master of Public Administration Program Fall 2005 – Professional Communications Course
  • Interim Director and Consultant for NC State University Nonprofit Institute
  • Adjunct professor on Organizational Behavior for Pfeiffer University MBA ProgramExecutive director of nonprofits and associations
  • Executive director of nonprofits and associations
  • Communications and policy experience in government


Dr. Summers has received several prestigious awards:

  • NC State University MPA Distinguished Alumnus Award – 2005
  • E.J. Boone Adult Education Enhancement Award – NCSU May 2000
  • NCCASA Guardian Angel Award 2000
  • 1999 Wake County YWCA Academy of Women Award for Business and Professions category.


Dr. Summers has a strong educational foundation:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration  
  • Doctorate in Adult Education 

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