Throughout his career, Glenton “Glen” Gilzean Jr. has been recognized as a courageous leader and advocate for disadvantaged youth and families.
At the age of 26, Glen established Educate Today, a nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring that disadvantaged youth have a safe and nurturing destination after completing the school day. Over the next three years, Educate Today blossomed into a multimillion-dollar organization, serving hundreds of youth in Pinellas County.
In 2012, Glen moved onto his next challenge and brought his advocacy skills to Florida’s largest educational nonprofit organization Step up for Students, serving as Vice President of Family and
Community Affairs. Along with his team, Glen worked tirelessly in Tallahassee to ensure that families have the right to choose the educational path that meets their needs and guarantees the best development for their children.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, Glen served as a member of the Pinellas County School Board, a University Trustee at Florida A&M, and he sat on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity.
Currently, Glen serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for the University of South Florida. He was also named a James Madison Institute (JMI) fellow and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) leadership network. Most recently, Glen was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Glen holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida’s Center of Entrepreneurship and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida.