Brandi Parrish Ellison

Chief Operating Officer

Brandi is the Chief Operating Officer 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 organization. Brandi brings over 16 years of experience developing equity-based policies and practices, legislative advocacy, providing technical assistance and capacity building, and incorporating community voice into policy and programming. She 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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