After adapting to challenges of 2020, world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventure organization welcomes new leadership to cultivate the NAC’s future
PARK CITY, UTAH (Mar. 9, 2021) – The National Ability Center announced today that Dan Glasser will assume the position of the organization’s CEO. Glasser is an experienced executive with a proven track record of leading small and large teams in the media and technology industry, along with a passion for supporting charitable organizations that address the needs of adaptive populations.
“Having immediate family members living with cognitive and physical disabilities was an incredible motivator in seeking this position and cements my personal connection to the adaptive community. I’m looking forward to advancing the National Ability Center’s mission to serve these groups with transformative recreation opportunities while incorporating forward-thinking approaches,” said Dan Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center. “As a participant of the NAC’s programs myself, the activities have directly impacted my family. So, I’m incredibly excited and honored to embark on this new adventure to provide transformative adaptive experiences and continue shaping the NAC as a global leader of the Adaptive Nation”
With over 20 years of experience in the media and technology fields, Glasser has worked to streamline operations and develop revenue generating strategic processes for companies like Videri and Deluxe Entertainment Services. Glasser is the founder of Brigitine Holdings and co-founder of Waltz, a mobile application created to provide security management and easy access to multiple buildings with a single credential, which was acquired by WeWork in 2019.
“Dan is an ideal candidate to lead the National Ability Center into this new era and our organization is thrilled to have him on board,” said Bob Chamberlain, President of the NAC Board of Directors. “His personal and professional experience is notable in that he understands the power of the NAC’s programming and the confidence which comes from participation and achievement in the outdoors. After our national search, the board and search committee were impressed by his background in championing strong not-for-profit causes while driving innovation in the media and technology spaces.”
Glasser has served as an active board member for several non-profit organizations including as Chairman for the Tom Sherak MS Hope Foundation and as Vice-Chairman for Exceptional Minds in Los Angeles. Known for his personable spirit and passion for nurturing talent, Glasser is committed to mentorship and to being a vocal supporter of the communities he serves. Glasser has a 14-year-old son with autism, Jackson, and wife, Melissa, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 33 years ago. Glasser will begin serving as CEO in March, 2021.
For additional information about the National Ability Center, visit discovernac.org .
About the National Ability Center
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive, and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans, and more. Rooted in Park City, UT for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. With Vail’s EpicPromise as the National Ability Center’s largest annual community partner, NAC is globally recognized as a leader in adaptive sports. For more information, visit www.discovernac.org.