Gretchen G. McComb is Managing Director, Owner Services Group, FMI Corporation, Denver, Colorado. In her position, Gretchen works closely with private corporations, utilities and government agencies to improve the effectiveness of the capital delivery and facilities maintenance process. The strategies developed effectively reduce cost, schedule and risk; and improve return on investment. She specializes in building effective relationships through project partnering, high-performance project teams and strategic alliances. Gretchen works closely with design and construction departments to evaluate business practices, including job-cost accounting, budgeting and estimating, and change management. Prior to joining FMI, Gretchen worked as an operations manager for Ralston Purina Co. and Coca-Cola. She holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and master of business administration degree from the University of Denver.