Ann Gruetzmacher, a native of Houston, attended college in her home state at Texas A&M University. Whoop! She graduated with a specialization in human resource management and worked in the oil and gas industry before joining TargetSolutions.
Today, she serves as account manager for clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
“Working at TargetSolutions is important to me because I am free to be ‘me’,” she said. “There are all different types of people at this company and we are all encouraged to grow and develop our various strengths. I love that I am accepted here and that my strengths are viewed as an asset to the team.”
Ann is married to a Navy helicopter pilot who is proud to be serving our country! It’s been quite an adventure living the Navy life and she’s looking forward to many more years of it. She loves quality time with family and friends and enjoys filling up her calendar with social commitments. Ann also loves traveling, reading, the fall, her Wheaten Terrier Bess, Christmas, and college football! Go Aggies!
Here is a Q&A from a recent conversation with Ann:
You can only use three words – how would you describe yourself?
Passionate. Vivacious. Genuine.
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Right now, it would be Bali, Indonesia. It’s been on my list for years. It’s a beautiful place with kind people and a unique culture. Not excluding the wonderful spas and extremely affordable price! It would be the perfect balance of relaxation, filled with exploration and adventure!
What is the last movie you went to and what did you think?
Aloha and I was disappointed. I was really excited about the cast (Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone), but I found the movie to be slightly boring and super random.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life and why?
Reese Witherspoon or Blake Lively! But probably Reese Witherspoon. She has been one of my favorite actresses for the last 17 years. She’s fun, bubbly, charming, sassy, outspoken, and a real southern woman! I feel like she could do an awesome job as an actress portraying me and staying true to who I am. The only thing she doesn’t have going for her is the fact that she’s 5-foot-2 and I’m 5-foot-11!
What is one of your guilty pleasures?
The Real Housewives television series on Bravo. I watch all of them (except for Melbourne), and love it. I actually feel no guilt about it, other than the fact that I could be doing something more useful and productive with my time. But sometimes, it’s necessary to indulge a little!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Building great relationships with my clients! I am a very relational person; building friendships, relationships, and finding connections with people. So making that connection and building that relationship with a client keeps me going!