Glenn Blumhorst – President
President, National Peace Corps Association
Phone: (202) 293-7728 x19
Glenn Blumhorst leads the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), a national membership organization for individuals influenced by the Peace Corps experience, whose mission is “to connect and champion Peace Corps community members in ‘bringing the world home.’”
Glenn is a senior corporate executive and international development professional with 25 years of worldwide experience including headquarters and overseas management roles. His credentials include non-profit organization leadership and the management of complex programs and initiatives that have built stable and prosperous communities through strengthening human and institutional capital, enhancing local governance and services delivery, increasing access to licit economic opportunities and conserving landscapes in conflictive and disrupted environments.
Glenn launched his career with the Peace Corps, serving as an agriculture extension Volunteer in Guatemala from 1988-91. Working with 18 rural Mayan Indian communities in the central highlands, he helped increase the economic capacity of 650 smallholder families through alternative technologies, production diversification, and resource conservation practices.
Prior to joining the NPCA, Glenn was the Chief of Party and Country Representative for ACDI/VOCA in Colombia, where he provided startup and early implementation leadership for a major USAID-funded program that enhanced the social, economic and political inclusion of ethnic minorities in Colombia. All told, Glenn worked with ACDI/VOCA for 18 years in a variety of leadership and technical roles. In carrying out short-term assignments, he has worked in 28 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Glenn holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia: a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis on International Development Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Agricultural Economics.
When not working, Glenn enjoys photography and flying – his photos have been published in multiple media and he is a licensed private pilot.