HR Director

Gretchen Conley, PHR, is the HR Director at Specialized Accounting Services and has been with the firm since 2016. She is responsible for the management of the HR department, its initiatives and processes including recruitment, retention, performance management, training and development, compliance, and employee relations.

Gretchen has worked in Human Resources since 2003 and has worked in the accounting, advertising, healthcare, and banking industries. Her passion is people! Gretchen strives to cultivate a positive workplace culture where every employee feels safe, respected and appreciated.

Education and Associations

Mrs. Conley graduated from the University of Arizona Global with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in HR Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude from UW-Parkside with a Master of Business Administration and a concentration in HR Management. Her associations include the Society of Human Resources Management and SHRM Racine & Kenosha Area Chapter. She has been a Staff Parish Relations Committee Member since 2016 for Christ Church United Methodist, and a Board Member for Dominic Belongia Foundation since 2023.

Personal Background

Outside of work, Gretchen enjoys spending time with family and friends. Even though she was born and raised in Wisconsin, she is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and tries to go to at least one game every year.