Sue Glass President/Chief Executive Officer
Dedicated to uplifting lives and transforming organizations for maximum growth and impact, Sue Glass is a catalyzing and dynamic leader. With her visionary outlook paired with an innate entrepreneurial drive, Sue brings over 27 years of expertise in strategic planning, organizational leadership, change management, fundraising and program development.
As the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Sue is focused on shaping the vision and redefining the trajectory of an organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
A change leader with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence, she has led multiple transformations resulting in successful revenue gains, enhanced program services and board and volunteer engagement.
Prior to her current role, Sue served as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, where, under her leadership, the organization witnessed a profound metamorphosis. This included the creation of forward-thinking strategic plans, modernizing facilities, tech integrations for better customer experience, new membership model, whole-person programming, and advancing childcare and youth development strategies.
Before joining the YMCA movement, Sue served as the Senior Vice President for the American Diabetes Association. There, she led Association offices across the US, orchestrating initiatives in board development, fundraising, program services, and operations for the Development and Stewardship Division.
As an ardent champion for health, Sue is driven by a mission to bolster both individual and community well-being. She has served on boards such as the Colorado Business Roundtable, MSU’s Health Institute’s External Advisory Board, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Denver Partnership Childcare Taskforce. Her prior work with the American Diabetes Association saw her collaborate with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, launching the Diabetes Prevention Program in the state. Moreover, she earned a distinguished seat on the Governor’s Council on Physical Activity.
She holds a degree from the University of North Florida in Health Science with an emphasis on Community Health.
On the personal front, Sue shares her life with her supportive husband Jerry, their cherished daughter Zoey, and two beloved dogs. A person of deep faith, she enjoys travel, outdoor adventures, running, cycling, and dedicating her time to community service.