Gretchen is a dynamic IT professional with over 20 years of experience guiding major communications organizations to meet and exceed corporate goals. She has a successful track record of creating and leading high-performing teams through significant change while achieving or exceeding financial targets. Gretchen is currently a VP in the IT organization at Charter Communications. Under Gretchen’s leadership her team is working to smoothly integrate and support communication systems like email, messaging, identity management, file services and collaboration tools. Gretchen consistently drives continuous improvement into her programs and processes. This has enabled her to manage large portfolios of highly impactful technical projects. Her team is known for adhering to best practices and promoting overall operational excellence. Prior to Charter, Gretchen has held leadership positions at Bright House, Cbeyond Communications, Premiere Technologies and Verizon.
Gretchen is actively involved in her community and has held leadership roles in a number of organizations. She is currently a board member for the Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) Midwest Chapter. Gretchen has also lead the Careers in Action program for the Women in Technology Leadership (WIT) Foundations. She is a former board member and committee chair for the East Atlanta Kids Club, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring for disadvantaged kids. She is an active volunteer for WICT and the MS Society.
Ms. Kelly received her degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL and is a certified Project Management Professional. She resides in St Louis, MO with her husband and two sons.