Brenda Payne (Executive Committee) is the Executive Director of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce.
She served as the Vice President of Resource Development at Volunteer State Community College for nine years.
Payne spent a significant amount of her professional career working in the insurance industry.
She was employed by National Life & Accident, which later became American General Life & Accident, from 1968-1989.
She achieved significant corporate responsibility during her 21 years with the company, starting as a mail clerk and rising to the position of AVP of group claims before leaving the company to join CNA.
Payne spent four years with CNA as a group claims manager.
In addition to her
professional role in the community, Payne
has been activiely involvd in numerous leadership, civic and service organizations.
She served as the Board Chair for the Sumner County United Way in 1989 and again in 1996 as well as Campaign Co-Chair in 1986.
Payne was Board Chair for Leadership Sumner in 1999.
Also in 1999, Payne held the position of President for the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and completed her two year term as Regional Chair for the United Way Middle Tennessee Partner Counties.
She is a 2000 graduate from Leadership Middle Tennessee and served as President of the Hendersonville Rotary Club from 2005 to 2006, an organization for which she has been a member for thirteen years.
She currently serves as Treasurer of Cumberland Region Tomorrow; Treasurer of Greenways of Sumner County; Chair of the Gallatin Shalom Zone Board and a member of the Board of Rock Castle.
has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year by United Way of Sumner County
as well as a Distinguished Alumni by Leadership Sumner and Business Woman of the Year by the Hendersonville Business and Professional Women's Organization
resides in Gallatin with her husband Jim.
Brenda Payne, Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce