Professional Profile

Brendez Wineglass, a dedicated millennial leader in the events industry, is a native New Yorker and graduate of Howard University. Holding a degree in sports medicine and chemistry, she decided to expand her horizons, matching her passion for social engagement and event production, launching a career and business to merge the two.

During her tenure as an events producer at Black Enterprise, she has held a pivotal role both in the organization as well as independently coordinating of top-tier events, working top brands including Nationwide,State Farm, AT&T and Morgan Stanley, FedEx, PepsiCo, as well as top industry leaders,including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Judith Smith, Don Thompson, Susan Taylor, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Audrey Smaltz, Don Thompson, Michael Lee-Chin, Steve Harvey and Mellody Hobson to name a few.This work has strengthened her experience in bridging companies and consumers with life changing and enhancing experiences across the nation.

Wineglass, age 27 also serves on several boards including the executive board of the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater New York and Blacks in Public Relations Society of NY, and she is a member of influencer organizations including BWOI (Black Women of Influence), B. Dot - Integrated Branding Agency, ColorComm, Silicon Harlem, and Startups Illustrated. She has been a leading speaker and expert in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership & Development, healthcare, community engagement, social media, technology, and community advocacy,seeking to continue a legacy of giving back to younger generations.

Work History

Work History

Event Coordinator

May 2015 - Present
Startups Illustrated
Event Coordinator Startups Illustrated partners with local economic development organizations, corporations, government and accelerators to deliver entrepreneurship training programs and boot camps that help under-served entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies in the innovation economy. The entrepreneur training and boot camp programs use a" learn by doing" structured curriculum that provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to build and grow businesses.

Howard University Alumni Club

2013 - Present
Howard University Alumni Club
  • Serves as the Creative Director for all organizational events and initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with executive board in executing organizational events and initiatives. 
  • Serves as a liaison between Howard University Alumni Association members and executive board.
  • Curator and Host of the Bison Brunch Series -BisonBrunch.SplashThat.Com

Event Coordinator-Programming & Production

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015
Black Enterprise Magazine

Provide assistance and oversight with of all aspects of company's events from conceptualization through execution:

  • Develop programs content for all major and quarterly events
  • Attend planning meetings and create weekly re-caps for team
  • Facilitate process in booking over 50 speakers/talent
  • Facilitate conference calls for speakers and moderators
  • Work alongside the event travel manager in coordinating travel and hotel for speakers and create and negotiate contracts for talent
  • Manage scripts, rundowns and timeline for all events
  • Supervise production team on-site for breakout and general sessions Work with A/V team in providing proper setup for sessions 
  • Coordinate with host hotel staff to ensure seamless event execution

Seating Coordinator

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement HCCI 

Worked Directly with the Executive Board in executing their 12th annual Let Us Break Bread Together recognition dinner entitle, "Building Homes, Transforming Lives."

  • Served as the event Seating Coordinator for a host of 250 distinguished guests:
  • Created & Managed the Host Event Page and RSVP Tool
  • Managed and delegated responsibility to 20 volunteers
  • Curated and implemented a structured event flow plan
  • Produced 250 Custom Gift Bags
  • Garnered Talent




2005 - 2009
Howard University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) , Sports Medicine

Nsaa African Dance & Drum Ensemble, America's Promise, ResFest Executive Board Member 2007, New Yorkers Unlimited Executive Board Member, Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee, Ronald E. McNair Scholar