Brenda Schmidt

VP Finance

Brenda Schmidt is the VP of Finance at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.

She brings more than 35 years of financial management experience to The Center where she is responsible for the financial operations of the organization. Brenda also is responsible for Government Contract Reporting including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and State of Michigan Economic Development Council (MEDC).

Prior to joining The Center, Brenda was the Controller for Havis, Inc. in Plymouth, Mich., where she managed the financial operations of the business. Havis manufactures mobile office solutions for members of public safety, utility and public works, military and government, transportation industries and other mobile professions.


  • Accounting - Financial Modeling, Management Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting, Internal Controls, Variance Analysis, Treasury Management, Consolidations, P&L and B/S.
  • Team Leader – Excels in all levels of the organization, leads by example, builds diverse and high performing teams, earns respect and follow through on commitments, extremely disciplined with firm integrity.
  • Change Management – Managed multiple organizations through significant changes such as integration, implementation of new accounting systems, aligning operations with finance which resulted in cohesiveness within the organization.  

Brenda holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Detroit College of Business.