FACES IN A FLASH -- GRETCHEN SHANNON

Gretchen is a Senior Operations Assistant at Nelson Mullins, the law firm where I have worked for 16 years.  She has worked with the team I work on since December 2006. 

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We on the North Team didn’t think she could possibly do as good of a job as the person who had been handling our operations needs prior to her arrival, and she had some very large shoes to fill.  Indeed, most of us were not pleased at all that our operations assistant was being replaced, and we probably made life a little bit difficult for Gretchen at first.  Sorry, Gretch. 

But, being Gretchen, she persevered and won us over – not only with the quality of her work and her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our ability to do our jobs to the best of our ability – but also with her winning personality. 

While little in size, her personality is large and in charge, and it is a rare moment when Gretchen cannot be seen laughing and smiling.  She is an amazing little force to be reckoned with, and she has become not only a vital part of our team, but a friend as well.  

When Gretchen is not devoting her time and energy to us on the North Team at work, she likes to travel or just enjoy some down time with her two dogs, Pooch and Starr.  Gretchen’s bubbly personality is a true reflection of who she is and for what she stands.  In her own words, she “tries to live each day to the fullest.  Life is too short for BS.” 

Keep on living large, Gretchen!