Dinah Gretsch serves as Executive Vice President and CFO of the Savannah, GA-based Gretsch Company, a globally recognized manufacturer of high-quality drums and guitars since 1883. She joined the Music Industry in 1979.
A prominent figure in the musical instruments industry for forty years, Dinah has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards and accolades. In 2003 the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) presented her with the Heroes Award, a distinction awarded to community leaders in the music industry. In 2008 she was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to the music industry. In 2014 the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University honored her with the prestigious Betty Foy Sanders Patrons of the Arts Award. That same year she was honored by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) with the She Rocks Award for her leadership in the music industry.
With a core belief that music has the power to change children’s lives in a positive way, Dinah established the Mrs. G’s Music Foundation in 2010 to fund music teachers, support artist residencies and supply musical instruments to rural schools in the Low Country. She also provides grants to children to attend guitar and drum camps, all in furtherance of the Gretsch family mission to “enrich lives through participation in music,”
Dinah devotes much of her spare time serving on the boards of the Georgia Music Foundation, Sacred Heart Finance Committee, Thomas Heyward Academy