Founder & Executive Director, CINTOC


Gretchen’s expertise is in researching and mapping transnational organized crime networks, and pinpointing ways to defeat them. She has worked with U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command as well as multiple conservation groups. Gretchen co-chaired an OECD Task Force on flighting wildlife crime, and authored the groundbreaking book, Seeds of Terror, about the Taliban’s role in the Afghan heroin trade.

Gretchen appeared on The Daily Show and in other leading media outlets to discuss the heroin trade. She delivered presentations and training programs about wildlife trafficking, transnational organized crime and the global drug trade to U.S. and multinational entities including: the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.S. Defense Department, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Homeland Security, and she has provided training to the Navy Seals, U.S. federal agents and thousands of U.S. and NATO troops deploying to Afghanistan.

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