Gretchen K. Gutman

MPA’87, Management

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IU Bloomington


Gretchen Gutman, a 20-year veteran of legislative and government policy, is vice president of public policy for the Cook Group. Previously, she served as associate vice president for governmental relations at Ball State University.

Gutman previously spent eight years as chief adviser to the Senate Finance Committee of the Indiana General Assembly and was a partner at the law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Indianapolis. She has been named by the Indianapolis Business Journal  as a “Woman of Influence,” has received the Sagamore of the Wabash award, and was SPEA’s 2008 Distinguished Alumna of the Year.

Gutman received a bachelor’s degree in history and an MPA from Indiana University, as well as a JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.