Gretchen Lorraine Valentine

OC MANAGING PARTNER: RSM US LLP

Eighth-largest OC accountancy, 170 local workers … 13+ years RSM; previously 20 years EY … bachelor’s USC … pets: ‘two crazy Labradors and two cats’ … board president, Susan G. Komen, UCI Dean’s Advisory Board, Project Tomorrow … three words: ‘perseverance and heart’