In 2013, Glenn was nominated without opposition and was overwhelmingly elected to represent the citizens of the 84th House District in the Virginia General Assembly, where he serves on the Education and Transportation Committees and the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. He is also Chairman of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) Sub Committee on Cybersecurity and a member of the Business Development Caucus and the Virginia Tourism Caucus.
In 2014, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce named Glenn “Freshman Legislator of the Year” for his leadership promoting private sector job growth during his first session in the General Assembly. In 2015, the Virginia Chamber awarded Glenn their Economic Competitiveness Award and Small Business Advocate Award for his legislation protecting small businesses from costly mandates and helping entrepreneurs attract equity investments.
Glenn began his public service in the 1990’s as a legislative aide for two members of the Virginia House of Delegates. He played an active role in advocacy for various pro-business government initiatives, and in 2008 and again in 2012, the voters of Virginia Beach elected Glenn to represent them on City Council, where he focused on job creation and government accountability.
Prior to being elected to public office, Glenn began his entrepreneurial career in a one-bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, he started his first company, a telecommunications management firm which soon became a leading telecom business garnering many awards and in 2007 was named by the Inc. 5000 as one of the 100 fastest growing IT companies in America.
Over Glenn’s 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive, he has developed a proven track record in business including the acquisition of a publicly traded company. He has received numerous awards including the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship and has spoken at national conferences and business schools.
Glenn strongly believes in volunteerism and has consistently given back to the city he loves.
Glenn and his companies subscribe to the “double bottom line” theory, where success is measured not only by a company’s net profit, but by another bottom line measuring a company’s positive impact on the community it serves.
Glenn is a graduate of the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program. He is a member and past president of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Southeast Virginia. He has also served as Chairman and as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement for Greater Hampton Roads, teaching students financial literacy and success skills. He continues to serve on the Board of Governors of Green Run Collegiate, a charter school connected to the Green Run community where he grew up, and is a member of the Virginia Beach Rotary.
Glenn and his wife, Chelle, live in Virginia Beach and are both very active in community and charitable efforts throughout Hampton Roads.