The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah is proud to announce W. Glenn Lanham as its new Executive Director. Glenn comes to the organization with a unique set of professional and personal experience that will open up opportunities to serve those in our community who are affected with brain injury. Prior to this position, Glenn served as the Executive Director for American Lung Association in Utah, CEO for Special Olympics Utah, VP of Development for Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, Director of Development for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Director of Corporate and Foundation Programs at the University of Utah. As a Virginia native, he graduated with both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.
Glenn’s ability to help create positive change in the community has come to fruition largely because of his passion for serving others. He shares, “I have been blessed with a broad range of fundraising and personal experience. To this roll specifically, I also have a keen awareness of the important work that BIAU does, on a daily basis, as I am a caregiver at home for a son with a brain injury.”
Born with just half a heart, Glenn’s son had a stroke at the tender age of five. Luckily for him, he was the recipient of a heart transplant when he was 17 years old. Tragically, the heart donor lost his life because he crashed riding his skateboard. He was not wearing a helmet. Glenn reflects, “I have the full perspective – the importance of helping those with a brain injury, and the critical importance of prevention.”
In the coming months and years, Glenn’s leadership will focus on the simplicity of service. “My purpose at the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah is to help all brain injury survivors and caregivers better manage their situation, and to help them feel like they are part of the community, and that they are not alone.“
Please join with us in welcoming Glenn to BIAU.