NEWARK, NJ: This year marks GlassRoots 18th year serving the greater Newark community and the organization is making an unprecedented push as it plans its future in a new location and continues to meet community needs through its unique offerings. On June 19, 2019, GlassRoots Board unanimously voted to elect Roger C. Tucker III as its President for the 2019-20 year to help guide the Glass Arts Non-Profit’s mission to "ignite and build the creative and economic vitality of greater Newark, with a focus on under-served youth and young adults, through the transformative power of the glass art experience."
Immediate past president Sheila Kenny will remain on GlassRoots’ executive board, provide a seamless leadership transition.
Upon assuming his board leadership position, Mr. Tucker said, "Making glass art broadens the horizon of teens and adults. Most glass art admirers focus on the beautiful shapes and colors this ancient craft produces. I am inspired by the hands-on experience in chemistry, math, physics, problem-solving and critical thinking required to make each work of art. I also applaud all GlassRoots entrepreneurs who combine these skills with our business classes to market their amazing creations. As Board President, I will leverage my experience and network to build an even bigger, stronger and dynamic GlassRoots to take its place as one the premier arts organization in the great city of Newark, New Jersey."
"I am excited to have Roger as a partner in leadership during this exciting transformational year,” said Barbara Heisler, GlassRoots CEO. “During this important growth phase, we’ve done exciting work to enhance our programmatic impact and strengthen our organization. Roger’s professional background and passionate commitment to youth and Newark will bring insightful leadership to our Board as we continue this work and move to our new space.”