Brenda Hunter McCoy is a dynamic international speaker and trainer. She is uniquely qualified to inspire and develop people who have a desire to rise to a new level in their life. Her experiences and educational background combine to produce powerful, exciting presentations that audiences can relate to as she shares her thoughts about personal fulfillment, life, and success. Her genuine love for people is apparent when she speaks.

As Director of the National Extension Leadership Development Program at Tennessee State University, Ms. Hunter developed and coordinated the curriculum and activities for the two-year, five seminar program. During her 6-year tenure at Tennessee State, she created and conducted professional growth and leadership seminars for Student Affairs and the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research. Additionally, she contributed to the staff development needs of TSU's Cooperative Education Program.

Ms. Hunter's affiliation with the Cooperative Extension Program afforded her the opportunity to facilitate "Developing Community Leaders" throughout the State of Tennessee. Brenda has presented at numerous professional development associations and forums including the 2004 Women in Higher Education in Tennessee Conference (WHET).

Internationally, Brenda directed leadership development activities in Japan, China, and New Zealand.

Ms. Hunter's entrepreneurial spirit lead her to open a management consulting firm, Arrival, Inc., where her team specialized in management training and professional development. With that same creative force at work, Ms. Hunter authored the book titled, "Answering the Call: Steps to Leadership and Service".

Brenda McCoy Hunter is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. At Tennessee State Univesity, she earned the Master of Arts Degree in Adult Education and Psychology. Ms. Hunter participated in doctoral studies at Peabody College, Tennessee State University, and Kennedy-Western University. Residing in Nashville since 1973, Brenda is a graduate of the Leadership Nashville Class of 1991.

Brenda is married to Al Hunter and they have two adult children, LaVonne and Nathan.