Gretchen Crichton

Gretchen Crichton

Director, Industry Partnerships


Gretchen Crichton is a big believer in health and wellness – as well as the values and history of the dairy industry – so she was excited to join Dairy MAX as business development manager in November 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas State University and 15 years of experience in marketing and PR at McDonald’s Corporation and at Culver Public Relations. Named the 2005 Marketing Manager of the Year for McDonald’s West Division, and the recipient of the 2014 National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. Gretchen is also active in the local PTO and serves as the School Health Advisory chair for the local ISD. She and her husband Scott live in Coppell, Texas with their sons Andrew and Luke. 

Favorite healthy breakfast: 

Scrambled eggs, cheese and tomatoes with a side of yogurt topped with flaxseed and bananas.

Best advice you've ever received: 

Attitude is everything.

Your food/nutrition mentor growing up: 

One of my aunts had a pulse on health related topics and was always good about educating us along the way.