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We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to. - Brené Brown

Gretchen Clarke

Gretchen Clarke has a proven track record and passion for building purpose-driven and business-ready initiatives. Gretchen has enjoyed a front-row seat in the cybersecurity evolution and understands the role education and training plays in that endeavor.  She brings over 15 years of experience in strategy, cloud technology, eLearning and Learning Management Systems (LMS), software development, marketing, project management, and more to the Center. 

She held roles in both public and private sectors where she directed Strategic Programs and Integration Management Office (IMO) for mergers and acquisitions. Gretchen also established a corporate university to broaden a global partner program with an industry advisory council. 

Gretchen is passionate about teamwork as derived from her sports background where she earned All-American honors as an NCAA athlete, helped win the Little League World Series, and became a High School State Champion.  Most importantly, she is also a wife and mother and proud contributor to the CyberCoast.


B.S, Organizational Psychology

M.S., Business Management

Certified Executive Leadership Coach


Awards and Honors

Leadership Florida - Connect Class VII

Leadership Pensacola

Leadership Santa Rosa


Speaking Topics

Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Planning

Cybersecurity Best Practices for SMBs

Cybersecurity for Leadership (Executive, Boards, Teams)

Cybersecurity and Productivity (Customer/User Experiences)

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Mentoring and Give-Back Programs (Corporate Responsibility)

Inspiring the Next Generation of Technology and Cybersecurity Professionals (Commencements)


Recent Invited Talks

Florida's Great Northwest's discussion panel to talk about cybersecurity opportunities in Northwest Florida, hosted by Navy Federal.

STEAM Innovate - Smarter Education, Brilliant Business.

Inspiring the next generation of technology professionals, Gretchen Clarke delivers the keynote address to the 2019 graduating class at Locklin Technical College 

We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to. - Brené Brown


Santa Rosa County's Innovate Program

Women in Politics: "You can't win if you don't run" - Pensacola News Journal (November 5, 2017)


Community Leadership

Board member for Lakeview Inc./Global Connections to Employment (Divisions of Baptist Health Care)

Gulf Breeze Chamber Board of Directors

LeanIn Santa Rosa Founder

STEAM Innovate Ambassador - Santa Rosa County Schools