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Carol Glazer

President, National Organization on Disability (NOD)

Carol Glazer is President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD). Under Carol’s leadership, NOD has developed important new relationships with the U.S. Army, leading employers, national and local foundations, allied disability organizations and scores of new corporate donors to NOD’s programs. She put in place NOD’s signature employment demonstrations, Wounded Warrior Careers and Bridges to Business and now oversees NOD’s professional services to companies to help them become more disability inclusive.

Ms. Glazer is a speaker and subject matter expert on issues regarding the employment of people with disabilities and has addressed audiences at national conferences, corporate forums and higher education institutions, among others. Some of Carol’s commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA TodayTIME, Federal Times, and The Huffington Post, where she maintains a blog on disability employment-related matters. Carol has also appeared on nationally syndicated television and radio broadcasts, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, National Public Radio (NPR), and Disability Matters with Joyce Bender on VoiceAmerica.

Previously, Ms. Glazer operated a consulting enterprise providing program development and management assistance to foundations, universities, and nonprofits fighting poverty in inner-city communities. Prior to that she was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and Senior Vice President for National Programs at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development intermediary. 

She earned a Master’s in public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and in 2012, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Allegheny College for her work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

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