As Houston First's president and CEO, Brenda Bazan is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.
She previously served as the chief financial officer, overseeing accounting, budget, human resources, internal audit and procurement. She has also worked on citywide endeavors such as property insurance, energy procurement and management, and debt-related issues in her role as deputy director of Convention & Entertainment Facilities and director of finance and accounting in the Controller's Office. She began her career with the city of Houston in 1993.
She received a degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University and is a Certified Public Accountant.