Gretchen Upright has been at Foster Web Marketing since 2007. She started as a Project Manager and second employee. Her technical experience with Fannie Mae allowed her to learn DSS and made her the perfect person to simplify and create processes for building websites.
Gretchen graduated from James Madison University with a BBA with an emphasis in finance. Her degree put her in the perfect position for a career at Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae is the second-largest issuer of debt next to the US Treasury. She enrolled in the Business Service Trainee Program. In that program, her technical skills with training in mainframe JCL, UNIX, and Sybase were vastly expanded.
Gretchen’s communication skills are second to none thanks to her position in Fannie Mae’s Market Room. Through that position, she learned to associate with business groups, both technical and non-technical. Her position gave her ample experience in the Treasurer’s and Accounting Offices.
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Gretchen’s father was a Navy Submariner, so she grew up in Oahu, Hawaii. When her father got a job at the Pentagon, their move to Virginia served as her first sighting of snow! Gretchen is now married and is the mother of three children—Matthew, Alex, and Elizabeth. Her interests and hobbies include knitting, running, cooking, and talking to attorneys and podiatrists. Also, she and her husband plan on biking across the country when her kids are out of the nest.
What You Might Find Interesting About Gretchen
She loves knitting and has run three Ragnar races.