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Meet: Brenda Wooden, Friends Board

BrendaWooden_e_crop_04.06.16Brenda Wooden was born and raised in Easton, MD. She attended Chesapeake College and is a graduate of Maryland Banking School. Brenda is the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Tred Avon Branch of Shore United Bank (formerly The Talbot Bank), where she has worked for more than 28 years.

Brenda first became involved at CBMM in May 2012, when she volunteered at Frederick Douglass Day, which was organized by the Frederick Douglass Honor Society in collaboration with CBMM. From that point on, Brenda became engaged in CBMM’s work and mission, and was soon volunteering at other events. She joined the Friends Board in 2015 for a three-year term, and includes volunteering at CBMM as part of her giving back to the community.

Founded in 2015, CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, for CBMM to be a real resource to diverse audiences.

Volunteering and giving back to the community have always been important to Brenda. Through her work on CBMM’s Friends Board, Brenda hopes to spread awareness about CBMM and lend a helping hand when needed. Her favorite aspect of the Chesapeake Bay is the feeling of home it encompasses. She greatly appreciates CBMM for preserving knowledge and teaching others how to safely interact with the Bay.

Brenda continues to live in Easton with her daughter and also volunteers her time with Soroptimist International of Talbot County, Historic Easton, The Talbot County Branch of the NAACP, Frederick Douglass Honor Society, Talbot County Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, Shore Leadership, and Bethel AME Church. In 2014, she was the NAACP Dorothy Webb Black Community Service Legacy Award recipient, which recognizes dedication and service to the local community in honor of Dorothy Webb Black, who was known for her civil rights and humanitarian efforts as well as being the founder of the Neighborhood Service Center in Easton. Brenda has also been twice recognized by the American Association of University Women for her service within the community.

We thank Brenda for her time and dedication to CBMM!