Garth has nothing on our beloved master G- Gretchen Neely.
She is a rock star!
And she has decided that her professional tour will end this summer.
Please join me in congratulating Gretchen on her decision to retire, effective June 30, 2019.
In 2013,* Gretchen was hired in University Relations as a “temporary on-call” employee. Within a month, her talent, positive attitude, and propensity for teamwork were recognized and she was hired full-time. Gretchen has faithfully served Recruiting, Learning and Organizational Development (LOD), and Internal Engagement and Execution. Her extra-mile service and warm welcome have provided lasting first impressions via the onboarding program. Her generous hospitality has fed stomachs and lightened spirits at countless professional development venues and departmental gatherings. Above all, Gretchen’s genuine care for others has created incredible impact on our UR family.
Before her time at Notre Dame, Gretchen served as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of Welch Packaging in Elkhart for 12 years. Prior to Welch, Gretchen served as an Executive Assistant at Bayer Federal Credit Union and Crown International.
Gretchen looks forward to traveling and spending more time with her recently retired husband Mike, their children and grandchildren, and Gretchen’s best friends since high school! She will also be back-on-campus enjoying Football Fridays.
May we all appreciate Gretchen’s farewell tour in the months ahead!
For Notre Dame,
*Gretchen’s decision is completely separate/independent of the current Staff Retirement Incentive Program. A thoughtful transition plan, including the posting of a role on the LOD team, will commence in the coming weeks. Questions or inquiries about this new role can be directed to Bryan Reaume or James Riley.