Brenda Bolander is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Certified Public Accountant and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™). Her experience includes serving as the comptroller for the State of Oklahoma, retirement system board trustee, investment board trustee and Investment Oversight Commission chair. Brenda is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Oklahoma Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She serves on the Oklahoma City Region Board of Directors for Junior Achievement that teaches financial literacy and work readiness to students. She has contributed to a book on change leadership and has taught numerous seminars on personal finance. Brenda is a graduate of Leadership Northwest and lives in Meeker, Oklahoma, with her husband, John. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.