Third Quarter 2012


portraitBrenda Brown. Brenda a native Kansan has lived in Lawrence since 1985. She studied theatre design at KU but Most of her professional life has been spent in sales and marketing.” I have sold everything from cross-country skies to medical devises to people on Medicare and everything in between. The key to any successful selling is to be honest, up front, available, and positive. Perhaps that is the key to a successful life as well.” Brown says. She now brings her sales and marketing experience to help develop fund raising programs for Independence, Inc.

Brenda is familiar face in the Lawrence business community through her work as the current co-chair of The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Envoy Committee. She has also served on the steering committee for Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Hearts of Gold Ball this past spring. Among other charities she has been a part of The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee since 1998, serving as the co-chair of the charity auction committee. “Volunteering and charity work is following my heart.” She says. “My mother has a disability and I think about her every day when I talk about Independence, Inc. because we help people like her of all ages. We help them live independently, work to better themselves, and give back to our community.”

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