Gretchen Zeagler was the External Affairs Manager for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System where she lead a comprehensive public education and outreach effort on retirement security.
Ms. Zeagler came to CalSTRS from the California Department of General Services, Office of Public Affairs. During her two years with General Services, she acted as a department spokesperson and developed media strategies which garnered national and statewide attention.
Prior to her experience with General Services, she worked as a media relations and business development director for an architectural design firm for five years. During that time she was responsible for managing the firm’s marketing and media relations efforts. She also worked for three years at a global staffing firm as a business development specialist. Her career started at a NBC affiliate news station in Fresno, Calif., where she worked as a producer for three years before moving to the Sacramento area.
Ms. Zeagler is from Fresno, Calif. and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism from California State University, Fresno and a Paralegal Certificate. She lives in Rocklin, Calif., with her husband and two daughters.