Glenn D. Gritzner
Mercury Public Affairs
Glenn Gritzner, Senior Member of the Strategic Planning Committee, is Managing Director of the Los Angeles office of Mercury Public Affairs. He advises corporations, non-profits, and local governments on an array of government matters and legislative efforts. He specializes in political outreach, policy analysis, communication and media strategy, education, and urban planning and development issues, maintaining a specialty in the Southern California political environment. Before joining Mercury, Glenn was the Managing Director of the Public Law & Policy Strategies Practice Group of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.
Previously, Glenn was Special Assistant to the Superintendent and Director of External Affairs for the Los Angeles Unified School District, with primary responsibility for political, messaging, outreach, and communication strategy. Glenn is also involved in many civic organizations. He serves on the Board of City Year Los Angeles; City Year was President Clinton’s inspiration to form the AmeriCorps program. He is past President of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats. He is also a City Council Appointee to the Citizens’ Unit for Participation in Housing and Community Development, providing citizen oversight for over $165 million in annual Community Development Block Grant money for the City of Los Angeles. Glenn is helping found a charter school, Prosper Academy, which will offer room and board along with education for foster children.
Glenn was recently named a member of “Generation Next: The 35-and-Under Movers and Shakers Shaping Politics” by LA Downtown News. Glenn received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and he graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles.