Susan Glass was appointed as Vice-Chair of the NAC Board of Trustees on February 5, 2015. A resident of Winnipeg, Ms. Glass is a long-time supporter of the National Arts Centre and has served on the Board of the NAC Foundation, and co-chaired the National Advisory Council for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.
She was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (2009) for her exemplary contribution to the life of the country. She is also a winner 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 Fundarising Professionals in Manitoba. She has worked on behalf of cultural institutions across the country including the Banff Centre, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Shaw Festival.
A graduate in Commerce from the University of Manitoba, Ms. Glass 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 has served on the Boards of the Banff Centre, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the University of Manitoba, the St. Boniface General Hospital, the Canadian Club of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba Alumni Association. She is married to Arni Thorsteinson, and their home is in Winnipeg.