Ambassador Glassman’s career spans media, economic and technology policy, business, and government service. For 11 years, he wrote the Sunday investing column on the front page of the Business section of the Washington Post. Since then, he has written a monthly column for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He was host of three weekly public-affairs programs, two on PBS (“TechnoPolitics” and “Ideas in Action”) and one on CNN (“Capital Gang Sunday”). He has appeared on all the major networks.
Over the last 20 years, he has written more than 3,000 articles – on economics, finance, technology, and foreign policy -- for such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He is the author of three books on investing, including the best-seller Dow 36,000, and has spoken at such forums as the National Press Club, the Detroit Economic Club, and Chatham House (London).
Ambassador Glassman was U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2008-09, leading the government-wide global strategic communications effort. During 2007-08, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America and other government-sponsored TV, radio, and Internet broadcasting. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate for both positions.
From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, the policy arm of the Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. He recently ended a three-year term as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the SEC. He was a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute from 1996 to 2016.
He was Editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call, the congressional newspaper; President of the Atlantic Monthly; Publisher of the New Republic; and Executive Vice President of U.S.News & World Report.
Ambassador Glassman is currently chairman of Glassman Enterprises, LLC, a public policy consulting firm whose clients include several Fortune 100 companies in fields such as health care and energy. Previously, he was advisor to Intel, Spint and AT&T.
He is a graduate of Harvard University with a B.A., cum laude, in government and was managing editor of the university daily, The Crimson. He lives in Georgetown with his wife, Beth Ourisman Glassman. They have four children and five grandchildren.