Brenda Hayden: The Bio

Real Estate Employment

Broker associate with Keller Williams SouthPark (Nov. 2014 to present), RE/MAX Executive (2012-Nov. 2014), and a variety of other firms, including Mathers Realty in 2001. Worked at housing nonprofit Builders of Hope (2009-2013) and builder C.P. Morgan (2006-2008).

Local Realtor® Association

President of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and CarolinaMLS (2019); President-Elect (2018); Board of Directors (2015 to present), Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) Board of Directors (2016-present), HOF Committee Chair (2017), Realtors® Care Day Core Committee (2012-2016), Fair and Affordable Housing Advisory Group (2011-2014, chair 2014); Diversity Council, African American Advisory Group (2013-2017), the Association’s Leadership Academy (2014).

State Realtors® Association

NC REALTORS® Board of Directors, Region 8 (2017 to present), HOMES4NC Board of Directors (2015-2017).

National Association of Realtors®

NAR Board of Directors, Region 4 (2017 to present).


City of Charlotte Community Relations Committee (2012-2014), City of Charlotte Quality of Life Advisory Group (2012), Steele Creek Toastmasters (2012).


Bachelor of Science (1989), Northeastern University, Boston; MBA, Queens University, McColl School of Business, Charlotte, 2001.


Husband James Hayden Sr. and two adult children, ages 18 and 25. Three adult stepsons.


Aug. 16, 1966.

Home Style, Area of Charlotte

Two-story single-family home, Steele Creek.

Favorite Pastime


What keeps you up at night?

Nothing. I believe prayer changes everything. I pray and go to sleep.

What is No. 1 on your bucket list?

To live on a tropical island.

Favorite Music

Piano jazz.

Favorite Food

Crab legs.

The perfect day is…

…taking a sunny walk in nature.

Charlotte Region’s Greatest Strength

Location — perfect for mountain and ocean access. We are a couple of hours from both.

Charlotte Region’s Greatest Weakness

Adapting to change. The New South is still evolving.