Brenda is a 1982 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Finance. She has also continued to enhance her education through the years by taking numerous continuing education courses. Since 1982, Brenda has been involved in many areas of banking, but primarily has focused on agricultural banking. She is currently Dubois County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Chair and a member of the following: St. Anthony 800 Club, Dubois County – Purdue Extension (ANR) Agricultural and Natural Resources Advisory Committee, Dubois County Area High School Agricultural Advisory Board, and Vincennes University Jasper Campus - Land Strategic Initiative Committee. Brenda was named in the list of 1983 Outstanding Young Women of America, was a finalist for the Athena Award in 2013 and 2014, was the 2013 German American Top Shield Award winner, and in 2019 was named the Indiana Soil And Water Conservation Districts’ Supervisor of the Year. She was the first female member, vice president, and president of the Holland Kiwanis Club and won their Indiana District Distinguished Kiwanis Club President Award in 1993-1994. She was also the first female Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Supervisor, Vice Chair, and Chair. Previously Brenda has been involved with 4-H, Habitat for Humanity, and Junior Achievement. She spends her free time helping her husband with their farming operation in Dubois and Perry Counties raising grain and hogs. She also has a taxidermy business with her spouse.