Director, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise
Brenda Rios Brombacher is a seasoned professional, with over 10 years of experience in international business, marketing and communication strategy, financial and operations management, and entrepreneurship policy. She currently serves as the Director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, and Associate Professor at Houston Christian University (previously known as Houston Baptist University). In her role, Mrs. Brombacher directs, teaches, and creates entrepreneurial initiatives for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as connect with individuals in the community interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Previously, she served as Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives & Community Relations at the Houston Community College. In her role, Mrs. Brombacher developed partnerships to promote and grow entrepreneurship and small business resources in the city.
Mrs. Brombacher has previously served as the Director of Operations for GriffinWorx, Inc., (formerly StartUp Cup), as a Federal Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, Entrepreneurship Liaison at the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE), at the U.S. Department of State, and Program Specialist with the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) team in the Office of Commercial and Business Affairs at the State Department.
She has also served as the ChairLady and VP of Strategic Planning & Partnerships for SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation where the focus is to provide exposure plus access with tangible opportunities for girls 10-17, in underserved and underrepresented communities in STEM, innovation, and leadership.
Brenda is currently a Doctoral candidate in Business Administration at Walden University, specializing in Entrepreneurship. She received her BBA in International Business with a concentration in Marketing at the University of Houston-Downtown, and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management at Norwich University.
Mrs. Brombacher was born in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, and is a first-generation, dual-citizen immigrant living in Houston, Texas. She loves to play the piano, travel, and spending time with family and friends.