Gretchen Horn


Gretchen specializes in project and portfolio management for electric utility projects. She focuses on project planning, establishing goals that promote timely and efficient delivery, and monitoring project activity. She has managed over 200 transmission line and substation projects. These projects include substation and line siting, civil substation design, permitting, transmission line design, substation electrical and protection and controls design, material procurement, and substation and line construction.

Additionally, Gretchen managed the efforts of external environmental and engineering consulting firms including conducting regularly scheduled status meetings, serving as the liaison between internal and external parties, and establishing and maintaining consultant milestone submittals and internal technical and constructability reviews.

Words to live by:

“It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change – Queen Elizabeth II”


Caribbean islands visited.


Awesome stepsons.


Years working at a utility.


Books on my bookshelf.

Q&A session with: Gretchen Horn

Why you love what you do?

I love bringing people together to facilitate problem solving and helping teams and individuals see their potential.

What problems do you enjoy solving?

I enjoy solving problems that lead to lasting improvements in processes and efficiency.

How do you “recharge your batteries”?

Spending time with family and close friends.

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid?

An Engineer.