Glenn is responsible for providing effective and dynamic management and growth of DSUSA’s operations and programs. Glenn leads DSUSA’s national office, including the strategic planning and implementation that will ensure DSUSA successfully fulfills its mission by establishing and maintaining close relationships with corporate, nonprofit, professional, civic, governmental and foundation entities.
Glenn brings has extensive experience leading nonprofit and sports management organizations. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Rowing Association, an Olympic National Governing Body (NGB), where he expanded membership by fifty percent, reaching 100,000 individuals, doubled the number of USRowing member organizations, and nearly tripled the organization’s revenues. While at USRowing, Merry was also instrumental in setting new standards for community partnerships and implementing effective youth protection policies.
During his tenure, Merry captured bids for the 2017 World Rowing Championships and the 2018 FISA Masters Regattas. A leader for diversity and inclusion in sport, Merry led the launch of USRowing’s adaptive/para rowing program and created Freedom Rows, a national program serving military veterans. The US Olympic Committee honored USRowing with its Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2015 and 2016.
Merry served as the Vice Chair of the US Olympic Committee National Governing Body Council from 2007-2014 and chaired an US Olympic Committee Oversight Committee in 2013. He was the USRowing National Federation Representative at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Team Leader at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Glenn held management roles earlier in his career with the Indiana University Alumni Association and Rotary International.
Merry is a graduate of the Masters Program in Sports Management – MEMOS, International Olympic Committee (IOC), University Poitiers, France and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from State University of New York at Albany, where he rowed from 1987-1990.