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Chair, NAC Foundation Board of Directors

Susan Glass

Winnipeg · MB

Last updated: October 17, 2022

Susan Glass is a long-time supporter of the National Arts Centre and has served on the NAC Board of Trustees, the Board of the NAC Foundation, and co-Chaired the National Committee for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

She has worked on behalf of major cultural institutions across the country, including the Banff Centre, the Shaw Festival, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.

Susan was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (2009) for her exemplary contribution to the life of the country. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and the co-recipient of the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year Award (2008), as chosen by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Manitoba.

A graduate in Commerce from the University of Manitoba, Susan had a long and successful career with Air Canada in marketing and sales support with an emphasis on computer programming, systems design and project management. She is married to Arni Thorsteinson, and their home is in Winnipeg.

Susan was named Chair of the NAC Foundation Board of Directors in September 2022. 

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