GRETCHEN MITCHELL

Founder & CEO

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Hello and thank you for visiting our site.  I would love the opportunity to tell you about myself in person but for now short a bio will have to do...

First you should know that I am fueled by new experiences.  I have paid my dues as a road warrior having flown a million miles by the young age of 27 and it didn't stop there...  Another thing you should know is that I am passionate about bringing people together to solve problems, learn, and spread joy.  We founded REACH Meetings & Events because we know there is a need for our unique consultative, collaborate, and creative approach.  

 

Technically, I specialize in bringing strategic thinking and analytical skills to large scale program management.  I am a passionate leader. My three areas of expertise are event management, corporate talent development strategy, and global business executive consulting. I am certified by Cvent in both Venue Sourcing and Event Management.

 

I hold a MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where I was the recipient of the Richard H. Jenrette Fellowship for analytic excellence and upon graduation received the teamwork award.  I also hold an undergraduate degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. 

 

Past and current community service roles include Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin board member (past roles include executive board member, events strategy, and gala chair), the Eanes ISD Campus Leadership Team, Eanes Education Foundation fundraising, and the Lake Austin Chapter of the National Charity League.
 

I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and three children.  I have many personal interests including home renovation, hiking, fine arts, and supporting our three children to become happy, amazing people. 

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