Risk Management in Cannabis with Brenda Powell Wells. Brenda holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia. She also holds the Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designations. Brenda completed her Ph.D. in 1992 and spent 17 years teaching risk management and insurance in Texas. In 2009 she moved to East Carolina University (ECU) to build new risk management and insurance program. She presently serves as the director of that program and is the Robert F. Bird Distinguished Professor of Risk and Insurance. During her career, she has taught Principles of Insurance, Risk Management, Commercial Liability Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Insurance Company operations, Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning, and Senior Topics in Finance. She has also supervised countless internships and independent study projects.