Ellen Glasser has lived in the greater Jacksonville area since 1999. She is married, and she has two stepchildren, four children, and two grandchildren. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Ellen earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duke University. Thereafter, she was a North Carolina Probation and Parole Officer. In 1982, she began a 24 year career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Ellen served in five different states and at FBI Headquarters. Among her assignments were national media and congressional liaison duties, the Iran-Contra investigation, and major violent crime and bank robbery investigations. After 9/11, she was Coordinator for the North Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force. She retired in 2006.
Ellen believes deeply in public service. Whether a 'team mom' or a Sunday school teacher, she consistently volunteers her time. She has worked actively with Concerns of Police Survivors, Race Against Drugs, and the American Red Cross. In 2006, she participated in the Big Ride Across America, riding a bicycle across the country to raise money for the American Lung Association. Retirement has allowed Ellen the time and opportunity to serve on local boards and committees which include the Atlantic Beach Community Development Board, the United Way Positive Youth Development Committee, Beaches Habitat Family Selection Committee, and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
Ellen is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at the University of North Florida.