Gretchen Ehle is the chief financial officer at the Atlantic Council responsible for financial management and strategic business development growth. Ehle is a non-profit executive with over 15 years of experience in foreign policy, international diplomacy, and global entrepreneurship. She brings a wealth of experience in federal government program management, operations, compliance, and public sector business development.
Prior to joining the Council, Ehle was the vice president for global programs at the Meridian International Center, quadrupling division revenue and tripling the staff during her tenure. Prior to that, Ehle worked with USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, as associate director for the Center of Science and Technology Policy at George Mason University, and helped to launch an academic journal entitled INNOVATIONS: Technology | Governance | Globalization published by MIT Press.
Ehle is ABD, received an MA from the Schar School of Public Policy and Government at George Mason University, and holds a BA from The George Washington University in International Affairs. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle and has previously served on the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and Junior League of Northern Virginia Board of Directors. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two dogs.