Carmella Glover joined the PRSA Foundation in July of 2019 as the organization’s first executive director. In her role, she will oversee the operations, programs, finances and strategic plan of the PRSA Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in the public relations and communications professions. The foundation funds scholarships, grants, and diversity initiatives to attract, develop, and retain talent from all backgrounds, abilities and walks of life.
Glover brings 10 years of corporate experience from L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson where she worked on and led manufacturing, supply chain, and communications teams. Prior to joining the PRSA Foundation, Glover was in operations, designing organizational strategy for and leading a team of supply chain managers at L’Oréal U.S.A., where she was responsible for overseeing the successful launch of luxury skin care products resulting in $100+ million in new sales annually. While at L’Oréal, Glover led a capital avoidance project in the fine fragrance manufacturing department, saving the organization $1.5 million in spend, improved the speed to market of new skincare products and restructured the launch management department to improve efficiency and productivity of launch managers. Other operations in her purview included internal communications for intranet newsletters and blogposts.
In May of 2019, Glover was the recipient of the Logos Institute Rising Leader Award and a keynote speaker at the New York University School of Professional Studies May 2019 commencement. She has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master of science degree in public relations from New York University. A resident of New Jersey, Glover is an active member of Newark’s Beta Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, wherein she exercises her passion for diversity initiatives and philanthropy. She resides in Central Jersey with her husband and daughter.