Brandi Parrish Ellison

Senior Director, Policy and Programs

Brandi is the Senior Director of Policy and Programs at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). In this role, Brandi is a key contributor to the thought leadership of WREN, leads the development and execution of WREN’s policy and programmatic strategies, and provides strategic direction and leadership to the Policy and Program’s team and the organization.  Brandi brings over 16 years’ experience in developing equity-based policies and practices; legislative advocacy; providing technical assistance and capacity building; and incorporating community voice into policy and programming. Brandi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Non Profit Management from Clemson University. As a volunteer, Brandi has been involved in organizations like the South Carolina Think Tank for Women in Elected Office, South Carolina Women’s Caucus and served on the South Carolina League of Women Voters Columbia Chapter Board of Directors. Over the past 7 years Brandi has been a proud co-host of the South Carolina Anita Hill Party and was named one of Columbia’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2010. 

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