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 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 28 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.

Kristen Ingman

Kristen Ingman joined PCBS during the 2017 session at the University of Washington. She is thrilled to now serve as the administrative assistant, supporting the continued progress and excellence of the PCBS program. Kristen is passionate about working for mission-driven, public service organizations. Through opportunities that have taken her across the globe, Kristen has gained diverse and valuable experience. She has worked in the water and sanitation sector in The Gambia, and as the development coordinator for a national college access nonprofit in Seattle. Kristen holds a B.S. in sociology and a B.A. in Hispanic studies from Montana State University.