Gretchen Tegeler is President of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, an organization that exists to foster efficiency and effectiveness within and among local governments in the Greater Des Moines area.
Ms. Tegeler also serves on the Board of Directors of EMC Insurance Group, Inc., where she chairs the Audit Committee.
A Des Moines native, Gretchen graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in political science and Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She was Director of the Iowa Department of Management, the Governor's planning, policy, and budgeting office, from 1990 – 1998, and also served as Governor Branstad's Chief of Staff.
Before joining the Taxpayers Association she was Iowa Vice President for the American Cancer Society. Ms. Tegeler currently serves on the West Des Moines Water Works Board of Trustees and the state School Budget Review Committee. She also served on the West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Directors from 1999 – 2005.