Brenda Quiroz Maday is a Manager for Global Programs at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, which helps create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. In this role, Brenda is responsible for implementing USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Brenda has 20 years of experience in strategic planning, program design and capacity building for international development initiatives sponsored by the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the German Agency for International Cooperation, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation. Her regional focuses have been Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa and her sectoral expertise includes energy and environment, health care, digital transformation, advanced innovation and entrepreneurship, and gender equality.
In addition to her international work, Brenda supported the expansion of entrepreneurial and advanced technology ventures for the Small Business Development Center in Northern Virginia and Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation in Boston.
Brenda holds a B.A. in chemical industrial engineering from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico City), a M.A. in business administration from Georgetown University, and is a candidate for a PhD in education at Northeastern University.