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Charles Glazer


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56 | Charles Glazer | Marsh Thunderheads | oil on canvas | 16×20

Charles Glazer is retired from a successful career during which he created and managed corporate relations departments for three Fortune 500 companies, served in two leading public relations agencies, taught at University of Pittsburgh for seven years, won numerous awards, supported several charitable causes and wrote a mystery novel.

Glazer attended art classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Penn State’s College of Communications, the nation’s largest accredited communications school. He served on that school’s alumni board for 15 years and is a past president.

Early in his career, Glazer spent five years in broadcasting and was general manager of a Pittsburgh radio station. He then managed and marketed large tradeshows and conventions for two different trade associations, one in Raleigh, N.C. and one in Washington, D.C.

In mid career, Glazer returned to Pittsburgh with Ketchum Public Relations. He then began his corporate career, launching and managing corporate relations departments for Kennametal Inc., International Steel Group, which merged with Mittal Steel to become the world’s largest steel company, and Braskem America, a Brazilian chemical and plastics manufacturer, the largest in North America.

He has taught numerous seminars and courses in crisis communications. He has been recognized for his work with several awards, including the Silver Anvil, Renaissance Award, Matrix Award and Mercury Award. In 2017, he was inducted into the McKeesport High School Hall of Fame.

Today, he is retired and living in Myrtle Beach with his wife of 44 years, Jackie. He continues to do consulting work in corporate communications and has returned to two lifelong creative passions – disc jockey work and oil painting. He and his wife travel extensively and regularly visit their son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in Hawaii where Brian is assistant professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii.


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