Chief Financial Officer
Brenda Blake is the Chief Financial Officer for Direct Development, bringing over 27 years experience in financial management, operational leadership and profitability enhancement. Prior to joining Direct Development, Brenda served as Chief Financial Officer with Crow Finance and Realty as well as McCaslin Development where she was responsible for financial analysis, investor/lender relations, and asset management. In addition to 12 years of experience in real estate development, Brenda’s experience also includes 5 years in the audit department of KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co.).
Brenda received her Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Brenda is a nationally known author and has received several professional awards and honors, including the Accounting Excellence Award (TSCPA Educational Foundation) and was selected as one of the recipients of the CPA of the Year Award (TSCPA Fort Worth Chapter). Brenda is an active member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and is on the CREW in the Community board effective May 2010 and REFEA (Real Estate Financial Executives Association).