Brenda Bays has over 20 years of senior level hands-on Human Resources experience. She has led Human Resources Departments with various industries through start-up, survival, turnaround, and growth modes. Her extensive experience covers all aspects of human resources: recruitment, employee benefit programs, compensation, federal policies and compliance, budgeting, strategic planning, and management performance programs. Brenda is a graduate of California Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from California Coast University. She is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), as designated by the Human Resources Certification Institute, an organization responsible for maintaining nationally recognized standards set by individuals working in the profession. In addition she is a member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association, Society of Human Resource Management. Brenda has been involved with her community for many years including serving two terms on the Travis County Grand Jury and as a Board Member of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas. She also spends her spare time volunteering with CASA of Travis County. As an avid Texas Longhorn Fan, Brenda especially loves Longhorn Football. She loves traveling, cooking, gardening and swimming. Brenda is married and she and her husband have three grown children.