Team Member

Gretchen Andersen

Gretchen Andersen has extensive media relations experience with local and national press throughout her time in Manhattan, Washington, DC and Las Vegas, working hand in hand with political candidates and corporate clients to frame and amplify their message. She joined BRG in 2019.

Gretchen previously worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. She served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Dean Heller, and in the spring of 2018, she worked on Heller’s re-election campaign, helping manage communications and organize rallies, roundtables and press events. Prior to her time in the U.S. Senate, Gretchen was an official spokesperson for two Republican members of Congress, including U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan.

Gretchen got her start in public affairs while working in New York City as a press secretary for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a national non-profit focused on improving the lives of post-9/11 veterans. While posted at IAVA, Andersen worked with national reporters and producers and cultivated a large group of veteran spokespeople from across the country for a grassroots campaign to combat veteran suicide.

A native of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Gretchen is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.