Alan Glazen is a 50 year veteran of the advertising and television production industries. The co-founder of the Cleveland International Film Festival and multiple award-winning writer, producer and director of commercials and documentaries, Glazen was inducted in to the AAA Advertising Hall of Fame. He founded Glazen Creative Studios, a production company with offices in Cleveland, Toronto and NYC.
He has been an EMMY judge for many years, and is a lecturer/professor of entrepreneurship and commercial arts in Cleveland, New York City, Paris, Barcelona and in Iceland. He is on the board of IESE School of Business, Europe’s top graduate business school. His documentary programs, entitled “The Ethnic American Experience,” was produced for PBS as a prime time series, and was nominated for a NYC Emmy.
Now retired, Glazen created "Cleveland Chain Reaction", which offers urban entrepreneurs training, funding and promotional opportunities. That program followed CNBC’s “Cleveland Hustles,” where Glazen served as an on-air “shark” and funded The Cleveland Bagel Company. He and his wife donated property which will soon become the Rev. Albert Wagner Museum in Cleveland, celebrating Cleveland’s most collected outsider artist. Glazen has a B.A. in American literature and an MBA, focused on supply chain.