Brenda J. Smith is president and co-owner of the renowned Garden of the Gods Club and Resort. She also serves as vice-president and partner of the International Health and Wellness Center. Smith facilitated the organization of Colorado Springs Nonprofit Center and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute through the Chamber Foundation, and is a past chairperson. She also chaired the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business Executive Advisory Board for 6 years. Smith has been named Outstanding Alumna of the University and serves on the Chancellor’s Round Table. She also served 13 years on the El Pomar Foundation Board of Trustees, is a past member of the American Group of CPA Firms Board of Governors and a past chairperson of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Smith was a managing partner for the national accounting and advisory firm; BKD, and as chief operating officer for the interstate movement of Presbyterians, ECO, she co-facilitated the launch of this reformed denomination nationally. Locally, Smith was operational leader of staff at First Presbyterian Church.