Sarrah Glassner is the Assistant Executive Director of Administration leading the membership, conference, purchasing, finance and human resource programs, as well as supporting board governance for the Florida Sheriffs Association.
She rejoined the FSA after spending two years at Southern Strategy Group, where she spearheaded the sheriffs’ legislative program. During her tenure at Southern Strategy Group, she also advocated on behalf of local governments and public safety clients before the Florida Legislature, the Executive Office of the Governor and state agencies.
Prior to being recruited by Southern Strategy Group, Glassner spent three years leading the FSA’s operations team as an Assistant Executive Director. She was responsible for the sheriffs’ legislative program, coordinating training, organizing operations for the Florida Sheriffs Task Force, emergency management and other public safety initiatives throughout Florida.
Glassner started her non-profit association work with the Florida Association of Counties prior to joining FSA. Her time there as Senior Legislative Advocate exposed her to many issues where counties and sheriffs worked side by side. She successfully lobbied public safety and administrative issues including court funding, pretrial release and others related to county jails, juvenile justice, retirement and elections. Glassner has also served as the press secretary for the Florida Department of Children and Families under former Attorney General Robert Butterworth and George Sheldon. She also managed special events for Governor Jeb Bush in External Affairs, worked in the Florida Senate, the Justice Administrative Commission and the Florida Department of Corrections.
Glassner earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she played soccer and was involved in student government. She received a certificate of proficiency in Spanish from Centro de Linguas Inter-Cambio in Seville, Spain, graduated with a Masters in Criminology from Florida State University and is a graduate of the Chief Executive Seminar, Class 51.
Glassner volunteers as a board member for the Village Square, a local nonprofit with a national impact whose mission is to bridge divides through discussion and spirited disagreement. She also sits on the Florida Greenways and Trails Council.