Gretchen Stallings joined Lambert as a director in the Detroit office bringing nearly 10 years of experience representing both B2B and consumer-focused companies in corporate and agency settings. She specializes in corporate communications, media relations, social media and strategic client counsel.
Prior to Lambert, Gretchen worked at Eisbrenner Public Relations where she supported automotive supplier clients such as Bosch, Dana Incorporated, Michigan State University Mobility, MSX International, Clean Wave Technologies, Valens and Dare Auto. At Eisbrenner, she led projects such as Bosch’s 2015 Financial Reporting Media Roundtable, Dana’s 2017 and 2018 Automotive News PACE Award process and MSU Mobility’s introduction into the fabric of the automotive industry.
Gretchen additionally worked for Fahlgren Mortine where she specialized in consumer PR activations for McDonald’s and Kroger. Before that, she served in-house at Severstal North America, an automotive steelmaker and supplier in Dearborn, Michigan. In this role, Gretchen worked with her Russian counterparts to create a cross-cultural internal newspaper designed to inform and educate its 60,000 global employees. Her work at Severstal additionally included helping to develop a crisis communication plan, social and digital media channel creation and storymining.
Gretchen is a two-time graduate of Michigan State University, earning a master’s degree in public relations in 2010, and a bachelor’s degree in advertising, specializing in public relations, in 2009. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America Detroit chapter and the Automotive Press Association.
After grad school, Gretchen traveled across the country, living in a van for two months. She has not been camping since.