Money Q&A - Neal Glessner

January 16, 2005

Name: Neal Glessner

Résumé: President, Glessner Alarm & Communications

Board member, Hagerstown Rotary Club

Board member, Humane Society of Washington County

Board member, Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross

Class member, Leadership Hagerstown

Member, Dealers' Advisory Council, Honeywell Systems

Member, President's Advisory Committee, First Alert Security

Born: Aug. 13, 1970

Married to: Mary


Children: Son Jordan, 2, and daughter Brooke, 10 months

Education: Attended Virginia Wesleyan College and earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Frostburg State University.

Mentor: "My father (Robert Glessner Jr.), because he taught me that obstacles are things that you only see when you take your eyes off your goals."

Favorite part of your job: "I love technology. I'm kind of a gadget guy, so being involved in a technology company, I get to keep my finger on the pulse of what's coming down the pike. I like to call it 'bleeding edge technology.'"

Least favorite part of your job: Government regulations and licensing

Biggest challenge of your job: "Trying to manage my time."

Fantasy job: "Dog trainer. I have a yellow Labrador who probably knows 150 tricks, verbal and nonverbal."

Favorite music: "Blues and classic rock"

Favorite car: "427 Shelby AC Cobra"

Type of car you drive now: GMC Yukon

Last book read: "Danger in the Comfort Zone: From Boardroom to Mailroom - How to Break the Entitlement Habit That's Killing American Business" by Judith M. Bardwick

Last movie seen: "The Day After Tomorrow"

Favorite TV show: "American Chopper" on The Discovery Channel

Hobbies: Snow skiing, canoeing, camping, 4x4 off-roading, dog training and tinkering with old cars

What was your first job? "My parents started this business in the basement of our house in my toy room, so I was exposed to Glessner Alarm & Communications at an extremely young age." He was about 5 years old.

Favorite quote: "If you're going to be a bear, you may as well be a grizzly." Source unknown.

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "My sister (Paige Glessner Hershey) passed away probably about five years ago. She had breast cancer. I miss her deeply. Now that I have a family, I'd really enjoy to chat with her again."

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