Gretchen Wharton, a native Washingtonian and life-long resident, retired from Xerox Corporation after a successful career in marketing and sales that spanned 30 years. She excelled at program implementation, customer relationship management, public relations and communications, and cross-functional teamwork, winning multiple awards, including two President's Awards for extraordinary achievements in customer service.
Wharton's long and diverse career at Xerox included management of national and global trade shows, industry seminars and special sales and marketing events. She also managed marketing integration, marketing and sales management for major military, government and commercial accounts, marketing and channel development, strategic alliance development, bid opportunity review, marketing operations, marketing collateral and multimedia presentation design and delivery, customer engagement, and training program design and delivery. She has also worked with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the District of Columbia government.
Wharton has been a member of numerous charitable and community organizations and on the board of directors for DC Special Olympics and the Lisner-Louise- Dickson- Hurt Home. She is an active member of the Shaw Community and the Convention Center Community Association.