Gretchen Baldau serves as the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Director. Before joining ALEC, she interned at The Heritage Foundation through its Young Leaders Program.
Prior to entering the DC nonprofit scene, Gretchen worked at luxury hotels around the world. Some of her most memorable experiences include welcoming U.S. presidential candidates, American war heroes and TV celebrities like “Uncle Si” of Duck Dynasty. She also had the opportunity to help open a hotel in beautiful New Zealand.
A Las Vegas local, Gretchen graduated from the University of Dallas, where she earned an English degree and Phi Beta Kappa nomination. UD’s study abroad program jumpstarted Gretchen’s travel obsession: she has visited 19 countries, including Australia, and plans to visit Croatia next.
When not trying to memorize DC’s abundance of acronyms, Gretchen enjoys reading, drawing, skiing, trying new restaurants and cheering on the Las Vegas Golden Knights and New England Patriots.