PACIFIC COAST BANKING SCHOOL STAFF

Gretchen Claflin

Gretchen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Coast Banking School. Gretchen began her career working as a CPA for Ernst and Young. Subsequent to that time she has worked in both the public and private sectors, specializing in small business financial management and financial transitions for privately held companies. She has an impressive track record of helping companies improve and streamline their management systems and business processes. Gretchen attended Duke University for 2 years before transferring to the University of Washington where she majored in Accounting and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Business Administration.

Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Pacific Coast Banking School and is responsible for student recruitment, business development and communication with special groups and bank organizations. Kathryn is a seasoned marketing and sales Director with wide experience and boundless energy. Kathryn has over 30 years of business development and marketing experience. Prior to PCBS, Kathryn worked for over 16 years for Argosy Cruises as Director of Sales and Marketing. Her primary client focus has been in the financial services and banking industry and she has relationships with many within our industry. She attended Oregon State University graduating with a BA in Business.

Jane Reddie

Jane Reddie is the Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) Vice President of Student Management and Registrar, handling student enrollment, tuition, housing, and extension work. Before joining the PCBS staff in 1998, Jane worked as a newspaper editor and reporter for several community newspapers, as well as owning an office supply store and print shop. She has a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University. Jane has been active in her community serving as president of an area Chamber of Commerce and several different Soroptimist International Clubs.

Jenene Szuch

Jenene Szuch is the Vice President of Program Development for the Pacific Coast Banking School, communicating with PCBS faculty members and various University of Washington groups to coordinate PCBS session logistics. Jenene has over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit arena with 9 years spent in education. Prior to joining PCBS, Jenene worked as a special projects manager for Shoreline Community College and as the executive director of Edmonds Community College. A past CEO of the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce, Jenene has experience in business and workforce development, event planning, fiscal management and has served on several non-profit boards. She holds a BA in Speech Communication from Western Washington University and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Leadership at City University.

Lee Hu

Lee is the Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Coast Banking School. Lee is an experienced accounting/finance professional with proven record of establishing cross-functional partnerships to deliver stellar results. Accountable for multi-million-dollar budgets and allocating resources to achieve and exceed sales and profit goals. Adept at streamlining working process, leading and mentoring staff productively. His career track includes Senior Finance Manager for Starbucks, Vice President of Finance for US Foods, and Deputy General Manager for Vantage Distribution Imports and Exports. He graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Accounting and Business Administration.  Lee is fluent in both English and Chinese and is an avid international traveler.

Ian McGinnis

Ian is the IT and Program Support Manager for Pacific Coast Banking School.  Prior to joining PCBS, Ian spent ten years as a professional online poker player.