Gretchen Groggel Ralston

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Gretchen Groggel Ralston is Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Simmons.  She joined the Simmons Office of the General Counsel in 2013, and served as Associate General Counsel from 2017 through February 2022, before being appointed to her current role.  Previously, Ms. Groggel Ralston worked in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen, practicing securities, antitrust, and business litigation.  She also worked in a variety of roles within student affairs at Simmons prior to attending law school.  She has a B.A. from Colby College and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  During law school, she served as an articles editor for the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy, as a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly, and as Co-President of the Boalt Hall Women’s Association.