Brenda Forde is the Program Chair for the Master of Business in Administration (MBA) degree program in the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Arizona. Brenda is recognized as a talented instructor with strong technical skills, real-life experiences, and professional abilities to offer students a very positive learning experience. Throughout her career, she has been praised for creative problem-solving, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong leadership, and the ability to facilitate and inspire teams.
Before coming to Ashford, Brenda served as a Vice President of Finance at American Express. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the corporate business world and has led teams in various countries including the U.S., India, U.K., and Mexico. She has worked on various mergers and acquisitions as well.
“I thoroughly enjoy interacting with students and giving them real life examples,” she says. “It is a pleasure to interact and learn from students.”
Brenda lives in Phoenix with her husband and son. She enjoys jogging, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Master of Business Administration
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration (concentration in accounting and finance)