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Gretchen, who has served as president & CEO since 2000, is a fourth-generation owner of Werremeyer Creative. Under her leadership, Werremeyer has grown into a full-service agency which focuses on marketing, advertising, design, branding and communications. It uses modern technology to build on a legacy of service and history of success.
The Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise has seen unprecedented growth under Gretchen’s watch. Once operating with just three daily employees, Werremeyer now has 14. The company currently serves more than 30 clients in a wide range of industries, but will focus on health & wellness accounts for new business moving forward.
Thanks to Gretchen's vision, Werremeyer offers more services now than ever before (digital marketing, website development and social media have become staples of the business in recent years). Prior to her promotion to president & CEO, Werremeyer primarily focused on publications and traditional TV/radio/print advertising.
After graduating with honors from the prestigious ArtCenter College of Design (Calif.), Gretchen served as graphic designer & account executive at Werremeyer from 1991-99. In addition to her ownership duties, Gretchen also served as the company's lead creative director from 2000-17. She continues to lead business development efforts for the company.
Gretchen’s great-grandfather founded Werremeyer in 1904. Her father and grandfather also previously served as owners.
A St. Louis native, Gretchen has been a staple in the region, both personally and professionally, for many years. She is currently active with the local chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and even hosts some of its meetings. The global nonprofit has more than 12,000 business owners who generate more than $1 million in revenue annually.
Gretchen’s older son, Alex, is a student at the University of San Diego, where he plays Division I basketball. Her young son, Nico, attends the University of Oregon. She and her husband, Don, have two dogs, Tucker and Greta, who serve as therapy & security directors at the office (and they are still waiting for Gretchen to put them on the payroll!).
Gretchen owns multiple horses and is a lifelong equestrian. She enjoys gardening and would be a landscape architect if she didn’t own a creative agency.