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 and quilting, running, cooking, and talking to attorneys. Also, she and her husband plan on biking across the country when her kids are out of the nest.
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She is a natural blonde (not many of those) and a half marathon runner.