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Executive Director


The Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.  The Executive Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the BRAC Process – including coordinate reuse planning and transition the organization to execution of the final plan as well as manage on-going relationships with Congress, DoD and the Army
  • Develop Mission, Vision and Values
  • Community Outreach, Programming, Marketing
  • Intergovernmental relations with local, state and Federal government
  • Secure funding for operation of the organization
  • Serve as Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Foundation


Glenn Oder is a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads community and a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He is currently licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as both a Landscape Architect and a professional real estate agent.

Glenn and his wife Mary celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary this summer. They are the proud parents of three grown daughters and grandparents of three 2-year-old grandchildren.

During the mid to late 1990’s, Glenn served 5 years on the Newport News Planning Commission and in 1998 he was elected President of the Peninsula Housing and Builders’ Association. From 1999 to 2001 Glenn served as the Principal Deputy Director for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for the State of Virginia.

Glenn recently retired after his tenth year in the Virginia General Assembly where he served on the Transportation, General Laws and the County, Cities, and Towns Committees. In 2008, he was appointed by the Speaker to serve as Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee. He was also the Chair of the ABC/Gaming Subcommittee of General Laws. He is a former member of the Joint Committee on Transportation Accountability and the regional Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. Glenn sponsored legislation on behalf of many residents to address needs ranging from out-of-control textbook costs to using port revenue to improve our roads without tax increases.  Additionally, Glenn serves on Governor McDonnell’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring and is the Chair of the Government Simplification and Operations Committee.

Read the Letter from the Chair