NAPW Inducts Gretchen Gottlich, CEO / Managing Consultant, Wallace Rose Investments, LLC, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Gretchen Gottlich selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Gretchen into this exceptional group of professional women. Her success in the information technology field is sure to inspire young girls and women to choose this career path.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Gretchen Gottlich as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Gretchen into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her success in the information technology field is sure to inspire young girls and women to choose this career path.”

Throughout the course of her successful 20-plus-year career, Gretchen Gottlich has established a proven reputation for successfully establishing PMOs and integrating and deploying emerging and proven enterprise technology systems into Fortune 500 companies across a multitude of industries.

In February of 2002, Ms. Gottlich became the CEO and Managing Consultant of Wallace Rose Investments, LLC. There, she brings her impressive history as a skilled Enterprise Portfolio Program Manager with expertise in business / IT architecture to oversee all levels of software and / or product lifecycle. This includes requirements elicitation, architecture and design, budgeting and creation of effective communication and workflow channels.

Ms. Gottlich diligently ensures that not only are functional requirements captured for the Enterprise Program Portfolio, but also the all-too-often-missed non-functional requirements. She analyzes current business processes and IT infrastructure and, in a collaborative manner with the client team using TOGAF, ITIL, architecture and program best practices, she drives the delivery of programs, business architecture and road maps that best meet corporate strategic objectives.

In addition to her vast capabilities, Ms. Gottlich is highly experienced in AGILE / SCRUM, software engineering, release management, CM, test management and governance. To date, she has effectively maintained solid vendor relationships and ensured on-time program / product completion for each project she has taken on.

For her determination in achieving success grounded in her most personal standards of excellence, Ms. Gottlich is a role model and inspiration to the membership of NAPW.

Awards & Accomplishments: M.I.S., Indiana University Bloomington, Information Science and Informatics; Master of Arts, University of Denver, Information Technology and Communication Management; Product Management Certification; University of California, Berkeley

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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