Biography

Early Life

Brandie grew up in the heart of Texas, in the fast-growing City of Austin.

Education

Brandie attended Texas State University on a debate scholarship and played soccer while obtaining her Bachelors' Degree in Public Administration.  

Career

Brandie began her career with an engineering firm and later worked for a law firm in land use while obtaining her Master's Degree in Urban Economics from Virginia Tech University.  In this capacity, she represented national corporations including CVS, Home Depot, and 7-11.   She worked for a national trade association on building code regulations for a period of over seven years and also holds one of the first LEED-AP certifications.  She worked to effectuate building code changes around sustainable initiatives, as well as energy efficiency ratings in over seventeen states. Brandie has also consulted for local governments throughout her career including the Zoning Code rewrite for Culpeper County, Wireless Code for Fauquier County, Development Services Audit for Manatee County Florida as well and a comprehensive Downtown Economic Plan for the City of Las Vegas.

Role in Warrenton

After a successful career in the private sector working as a consultant, she joined the Town of Warrenton in 2016 as the Director of Community Development. In May 2018 Brandie was officially hired as the Town Manager for the Town of Warrenton.

Other Involvements

Brandie is active in the American Planning Association and currently holds an executive-level elected position with the Virginia Chapter as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs, where she represents the Chapter in Richmond on key planning issues.