Brenda Gerber Vincent currently serves as the Vice President of Community and Corporate Impact at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. She is committed to creating quality and equity of place for all through economic development, programming and leadership.
Before joining Greater Fort Wayne Inc., she served as Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Finance Director and was Chief of Staff to the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, when they served as Governor and First Lady of Indiana.
Brenda served as a Governor appointed, Indiana Bicentennial Commissioner, and serves on numerous committees and boards including, The United Front Initiative, The Board of Governors for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, Vera Bradley Foundation, The Carriage House, Parkview Regional Hospital Board, and the “100+ Women Who Care” Steering Committee.
Brenda was the only representative from NE Indiana, appointed by Governor Holcomb, to serve on the newly created Opportunity Zones Task Force, a federal initiative to bring private-sector investments to low-income areas in Fort Wayne and NE Indiana.
Brenda is an alumna of the “Aspen Institute for Global Leadership”, a mental health advocate, public speaker and has been featured in numerous publications. In 2018, she was the first woman in NE Indiana to be awarded the prestigious “Heart of Indiana - Torchbearer Award”, and in 2016 received the Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana’s highest civilian honor.
Brenda is proud to be a fourth-generation Fort Wayne native. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she continues to serve on the Indiana University Board of Associates for the Student Foundation. Besides her husband and children, she considers her single greatest achievement being one of the founders of the Carriage House.