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Gretchen McCracken

CEO & Managing Partner

Gretchen McCracken: CEO and Managing Partner

Gretchen McCracken founded Golden Key Group (GKG) in 2002. Based on Mrs. McCracken’s successful execution of contracts, meticulous planning, and building the team with the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry, GKG has grown to offer a breadth and depth of Human Resources, Strategic Human Capital, and Learning and Development solutions.

As CEO and Managing Partner, Mrs. McCracken is dedicated to having a strong presence with customers and within the industry to further GKG’s mission of workforce optimization within the federal government. With exceptional organizational development and management skills, Mrs. McCracken’s passion is to support large, complex projects that solve problems, enhance performance, and ultimately enable customers to better meet their mission demands.

Before founding GKG, Mrs. McCracken had a storied career in emergency services and real estate. Ms. McCracken was the first female senior instructor for vehicle extrication for the state of Pennsylvania. Her career in real estate instilled in Mrs. McCracken the value of making your own success, plus a deep understanding of finance, customer service, and contracts.

Mrs. McCracken holds certificates in Government Procurement & Contract Management (University of Virginia), Human Resources (University of Virginia), Instructional Methodology & Development (Pennsylvania State University), Methodology of Adult Instruction & Education (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), and International Management School (Century 21 International). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Organizational Development from Gwynedd Mercy College.