Gretchen Smith Bio, Wiki
Gretchen Smith is a financial planner with AXA Advisors renown for being the wife to John Bolton, an American attorney, political commentator, Republican consultant, and former diplomat who was the 27th National Security Advisor of the United States from April 9th, 2018 to September 10th, 2019.
Gretchen Smith Background
According to her LinkedIn page, she studied at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. That’s the same school that President Donald Trump attended between 1966 and 1968. Gretchen attended slightly later, attaining a certificate in retirement planning from the school in 2007. Gretchen describes herself as “helping individuals and businesses build financial security and success.’ Gretchen says that she uses “a practical approach” to help a client to achieve “specific financial goals.”
Gretchen has also studied at the American College, Wellesley College and gained a Master’s degree at New York University. She has worked as a financial advisor for more than 25 years. Gretchen has worked at AXA Advisors in the Washington D.C.-area since 1993.
She is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, as per her Facebook account. In April 2015, Bolton tweeted about his wife twice wishing her luck in the Boston Marathon:
In a tweet the day before that message, Bolton wrote, “My wife was running in the @bostonmarathon marathon two years ago .. And she’s running again on Monday. #BostonStrong.”
My wife was running in the @bostonmarathon marathon two years ago .. And she's running again on Monday. #BostonStrong pic.twitter.com/9sbjUvRu2K
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) April 18, 2015
In the wake of the terrorist bombing that befell the 2013 race, Gretchen was one of the many runners who were unable to complete the run. Though she returned to finish the race in 2014.
Gretchen Smith & John Bolton
Bolton has been married to Gretchen Smith Bolton for a couple of years. A 2005 feature in the Baltimore Sun on Bolton detailed that the couple found out that Gretchen was pregnant with their first child while they were on their honeymoon. The couple’s trip took them to China, Nepal, and Tibet, according to the article. Gretchen describes her husband as “relatively soft-spoken, shy man who asserts himself where he thinks is necessary.”
In December 2005, New York Magazine wrote about Bolton saying that Gretchen provided the “social grease” at functions the couple attended together. The feature described Gretchen as “sweet-faced, warm, and unafraid of grabbing guests by their arms and leading them into the dining room.”
When the Bolton’s moved into the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.’s residence in Manhattan’s Waldorf Towers, Gretchen was pictured smiling while showing reporters around their new home.
Gretchen Smith Daughter
Gretchen Snith and Bolton have a daughter named Jennifer. According to her LinkedIn page, Jennifer works as a senior manager with auto-manufacturer, Nissan, and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked as a manufacturer since June 2014. Jennifer wrote her thesis on the company’s supply chain optimization while she studied mechanical engineering at Yale. Her father graduated from the school in 1970.
In a 2015 article on the Yale Daily News, Jennifer Bolton said that she is a conservative but “nothing is certain.” Jennifer didn’t say whether or not she had political ambitions and was tired of denying that she did saying, “It’s pointless. Anyway, everyone at Yale secretly believes that everyone else at Yale wants to be involved with politics.”
Who is John Bolton? His Resignation as National Security Advisor
John Bolton, an American attorney, political commentator, Republican consultant, and former diplomat who was the 27th National Security Advisor of the United States from April 9th, 2018 to September 10th, 2019.
Following his resignation, President Trump tweeted on September 10th, “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”