Gretchen A. Johnson

Director of Marketing
T: (207)253-4784
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston (M.Ed.)
  • Cornell University (B.A.)

Biography

Gretchen leads Verrill Dana's marketing and business development efforts. She works closely with firm leadership, practice groups and individual attorneys to set the direction for the firm’s client initiatives, public relations, community engagement and overall branding.

Gretchen's academic background is in psychology and mental health counseling (insert predictable lawyer joke here). In fact though, coaching professionals is not dissimilar from counseling individuals; business development requires careful assessment of goals, analysis of obstacles and challenges, and strategic planning to achieve success. Gretchen is not only Verrill Dana's in-house counselor and coach, she is also its promoter, caddy, cheerleader, sherpa and cat-herder.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Gretchen serves on the Board of The Center for Grieving Children and serves on the MS Harborfest Committee. She supports the arts through membership in the Contemporaries at the Portland Museum of Art, and a subscription to Portland Stage. In 2013, Gretchen became a Mom and moved to the suburbs. She refuses to trade her car in for a minivan, but a picket fence would be nice.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston (M.Ed.)
  • Cornell University (B.A.)