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The Seeing Eye Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer

Glenn stands smiling in a suit. Behind him is a grassy clearing surrounded by trees.

The Seeing Eye is pleased to announce that Glenn Hoagland has been selected to serve as the organization’s next President & CEO. For nearly 26 years, Hoagland has served as the President of the Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, N.Y., New York’s largest non-profit nature preserve with over 8,000 acres of protected lands.

“My mother was blind and she was an inspiration and compass to me. She also made me keenly aware from a young age of the importance of independence to people who are blind,” said Glenn Hoagland. “It will fulfill a deeply personal goal for me to apply what I have learned in leading other excellent non-profit organizations toward advancing the mission of such a distinguished and vibrant institution as The Seeing Eye.”

Hoagland, a New Jersey native, will be returning to the Garden State and assuming his responsibilities on October 1. 

“Glenn Hoagland was selected from an impressive field of candidates and we are confident that his personal and professional experience, combined with his vision for the organization’s future, has prepared him to lead The Seeing Eye forward,” said Thomas Duffy, Chair of The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees. “The Seeing Eye staff and Board of Trustees extend a warm welcome to Glenn as he joins our Seeing Eye family.”

In December 2018, Jim Kutsch, The Seeing Eye’s President & CEO, announced his plans for retirement. He will remain through November 2019 to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Kutsch assumed the role in 2006 after serving on The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees for 10 years.

“Although my tenure will soon end as The Seeing Eye’s President and CEO, I will always remain connected through my Seeing Eye dogs and the many friends I’ve made through The Seeing Eye, especially my wife, Ginger,” said Kutsch. “I look forward to a great future for The Seeing Eye under Glenn’s leadership.”