We believe in you and we want you and your organization to be successful.

Really, we do! So we promise to always:

Practice Kindness

Always and everywhere, even if you’re not watching!


It’s in your best interest and ours to make sure your team benefits from our engagement now and in the future.

Have Fun

Just because, I mean why not? It’s your passion, why not enjoy it!

Deliver Results

Without results, you can’t be successful and fulfill your passion.  You will see the benefits of working with us.

Foster Engagement

You  have the answers, we just help you get to them.  Together, we will achieve success and ensure everyone is along for the ride.

Give Back

It’s the right thing to do. Our communities are recipients of corporate giving because not only do we believe in you, we believe in the people around us.

Meet Our Movers and Shakers

Gretchen Slusser
Gretchen SlusserPresident
Gretchen is the President of thredpartners, a Chicago-based management consulting firm she co-founded in 2004. With over 20 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the areas of project and program management, data analytics and continuous improvement, coupled with a passion for developing creative solutions, she has been a leader in driving change inside organizations of all sizes and focus areas. Gretchen also served as Executive Director at CGLA from 2011 to 2016 where she implemented a successful Strategic Plan that focused on representation of people impacted by the criminal justice system. She built a team of experienced attorneys and social workers to lead the efforts of CGLA. After leaving CGLA, she began consulting with non-profits, primarily legal aid organizations, across the country to complete program assessments, strategic planning, needs assessments, executive recruiting, and coaching.
Kathy Krenger
Kathy KrengerPartner
Kathy passionately believes in the power of transformative communications as a strategic tool to make organizations the best versions of themselves – and to drive impactful results. She has held a broad, diverse range of leadership roles, inside complex global corporations and agencies with expertise in stakeholder engagement, reputation management, transformation, and integrated marketing. Kathy has now merged her over 25 years of award-winning business acumen with her lifelong passion for philanthropic service to bring insights-driven, impactful solutions to nonprofit organizations seeking to move their mission forward. Kathy served as the Chief Communications Officer for Kraft Heinz, SVP of Global Communications for Hyatt Hotels and EVP/General Manager at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations agency, leading teams and collaborating with clients in diverse industries including food & beverage, CPG, financial services, technology, and retail.
Beth Johnson
Beth JohnsonSr. Consultant
Beth was born and raised in the nonprofit world, and joined thredpartners with a deep understanding of the joys and challenges that come along with service to others. Having developed programs, designed strategies, engaged communities and advanced systemic change during her 13 years in legal aid, she is ready to bring those skills sets to strengthen other nonprofit organizations in reaching their vision and potential.
Nancy Bukovac
Nancy BukovacProject Coordinator
Nancy joined thredpartners in 2020. After moving to California in 2017 she began a new life venture and began working with children with special needs. In that, she learned so much about that community including the endless amount of joy within. She is currently working closely with nonprofits in Chicago that are fighting food insecurity within their communities. She is passionate about her work and is excited to continue her work helping underprivileged communities.
Joseph Mole
Joseph MoleSr. Consultant
Having spent 20 years working with nonprofits of different shapes and sizes in Chicago and Atlanta, Joseph is driven by a dual passion for racial equity and economic justice. Throughout his career, he has served in various leadership roles in organizations, including serving twice as an Executive Director. One of the highlights of his career was being selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for the Atlanta Leaders for Results program in 2014, and he brings a results-based lens to our strategic planning and facilitation team at Thredpartners. In 2018, Joseph transitioned to the financial sector, where he is committed to helping everyday people realize their hopes and dreams for financial success. The common thread for Joseph is and has always been the experience of seeing people and leaders from all walks of life overcome barriers to live the lives they’ve only dreamed of while making a positive impact in the world.
Errol Harris
Errol HarrisOperations and Project Support
Errol is a multifaceted entrepreneur with a track record of successful business endeavors in the Atlanta area. Errol is at home from coast to coast, having lived for significant periods of time as far east as New Jersey and as far west as Seattle. Today he calls Atlanta home, but also spends a significant amount of time in the Midwest. Errol thrives in the details, enjoys planning and strategy, and is energized by finding solutions to complex problems. He brings this passion to the operational side of thredpartners, streamlining processes and systems and serving as a primary contact to team members in multiple locations across the United States. Whether it’s a business challenge or a societal one, Errol is a critical thinker who is able to look underneath the surface to identify solutions and efficiencies to help clients and organizations achieve their goals.

Who We Work With

(past and present)