As vice president of corporate marketing, Shelley Gretlein is responsible for inspiring and retaining successful engineers and scientists through promoting the benefits of the NI software-centric platform. After starting at NI as an applications engineer, Gretlein spent nearly 15 years leading the development, product management, and product marketing of the NI software platform and is now looking forward to evangelizing those software benefits to engineers around the globe.
Gretlein is involved in industry consortia on robotics and industrial control, test leadership forums, embedded advisory boards, and Internet of Things technology. She has a passion for empowering future engineers, and is active in Girlstart, FIRST Robotics, and other STEM-related groups. Gretlein is also an active board member for Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, which helps more than 25,000 families in the Austin community.
She holds a dual bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering management with minors in French and mathematics from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She also holds several Executive Education certifications from L'Université de Lyon; The University of Texas; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Kellogg School of Management.