As manager of IEG’s Knowledge Management and Communications unit, Brenda has built a diverse team recognized for its high-quality delivery and innovation. The team contributes to IEG’s impact by ensuring insights reach their intended audience, knowledge is accessible, and learning is an integral part of the work program. Brenda is also a member of IEG’s senior leadership team, through which she helps define and implement the VPU’s strategic vision and advance corporate initiatives, while overseeing implementation of communications, learning, IT, and KM work programs.

Her success leading this broad-ranging work program relies on the foundation built through a 20+ year career, which began as a computer engineer and includes roles as engineering manager and director, freelance writer, NPR commentator, learning and development consultant, learning program manager, and knowledge management leader.

Brenda Barbour is a U.S. national, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley.