Brenda Berg

Brenda Berg is the president & CEO of BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in North Carolina). She has over twenty years of experience as a business owner and public policy professional. Her two children attend public schools.

Photo by Raleigh portrait photographer Christer Berg.

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