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Gretchen Natalie Pierce, American investment company executive. Recipient Webfoot Society Distinguished Alumni award, University Oregon, 1984, White Rose award for women of achievement, March of Dimes, 1990, Mayor's Recognition award, Eugene, 1992, Shining Star award, Eugene Chamber of Commerce, 1998, First Citizen award, 1999, Lane County Outstanding Citizen award, 2001.


Pierce, Gretchen Natalie was born on July 7, 1945 in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Nils Bernard and Jewel (Bauman) Hult.


Bachelor, University Oregon, 1966.


Research analyst, Boise (Idaho) Cascade Corporation, 1966-1968;manager divisions, Boise (Idaho) Cascade Corporation, 1968-1984;director information administration, Boise (Idaho) Cascade Corporation, 1984-1986;president, general manager, Hult & Associations, Eugene, since 1986. Board directors Siuslaw Valley Bank, Florence, Oregon.


Trustee University Oregon, Sacred Heart Hospital, 1987—1991. President Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1992. Member Oregon Economic Development Commission, since 1993.

Trustee University Oregon Foundation, 1986—2001, president, 1997—1998, trustee emeritus, since 2001. Member endowment board Young Men’s Christian Association, 1987—1990. Member advisory committee on Hult Center Eugene, 1999—2000, member public safety coordinator council, finance committee, 1999.

Chairman City Advisory Committee on Hult Center, 1997. Member Governor's Work Group on Economic Development Policy, 1997—1998, Work Group on Performance Measures, 1999—2000. Vice chairman Governor's Task Force on Education and the Economy, 1996—1997.

Member Governor's Task Force on Gaming, 1996. Member Executive Transition Team for Governor Kitzhaber, 1994. Chair Council Committee on Economic Development, City of Eugene, 1994.

Member Southern Willamette advisory council Oregon Business Magazine, 1992—1994. Member executive committee Women on the Move, 1986—1992, chair, 1988—1990. Chair capital campaign Planned Parenthood, 1990—1991.

Chair community fundraising Western Rivers council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1987—1988, chair major gifts, 1991. Board directors City Cub of Eugene, 1990—1991, Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Partnership, 1992. Member Oregon Women's Forum, University Oregon Alumni (Distinguished Alumni award 1984).

Lodges: Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, skiing, swimming.


Married Howard Walter Pierce, December 26, 1970. Children: Eric Nils, Hailey Lynn.

Nils Bernard Hult

Jewel (Bauman) Hult

Howard Walter Pierce

Eric Nils Pierce

Hailey Lynn, Pierce