Brenda Gadd – Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
Brenda Gadd, Public Policy Director, Tennessee Bar Association
Brenda is a long time political operative managing her first campaign in a hotly contested 2003 state senate special election race, winning. From Tenn. senator chief of staff, Tenn. Senate committee research analyst and serving as a legislative liaison in Governor Bredesen’s administration for the dept. of Environment and Conservation, she lobbied on The Hill and served as Vice President of Government Relations at Civic-Point, LLC assisting a wide range of clients. In 2014 right wing groups and Lt. Gov. Ramsey targeted three democratic Tenn. Supreme Court Justices, Brenda successfully managed the statewide retention election becoming the first woman to successfully manage a democratic statewide campaign in the state. Actively involved in her community, Brenda has served on numerous boards including Tenn. Justice For Our Neighbors, Women’s Political Collaborative of Tenn., U.S. Green Building Council of Middle Tenn., and CASA of the Tennessee Heartland. She often speaks on legislative issues, and in her current role as Public Policy Director at the Tennessee Bar Association, she works on advancing issues of justice on The Hill and truly enjoys working with Tennessee’s passionate and talented legal community. In her free time she loves spending it with her family in east Tenn., hiking, listening to live music, exploring different cultures and trying to keep up with her book club’s reading list over a local craft brew.