Glenn Spencer is president of American Border Patrol. He founded the organization in 2002.
Glenn was born and raised in California. He attended Hollywood High, California State College at Northridge and UCLA. He holds a bachelors degree in economics and mathematics. After college in the 60s he spent seven years doing Operations Research for a Washington DC Think Tank. His specialty was large-scale logistics simulations models. Problems he dealt with were similar in nature to the problems facing Border Patrol management.
In the 70s Glenn switched over to business management and was an officer of a publicly traded company in real estate and natural resource development. He moved around as a sort of troubleshooter for problem companies and engineered some notable turnarounds.
In the late 70s Glenn turned his attention to the energy problem and ran his own consulting company. One of his major accomplishments was the creation of a four-county joint powers organization for geothermal energy development. The counties were Lake, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, in northern California.
Glenn's company was acquired by the Planning Research Corporation where he spent three years as an officer in charge of Western Energy Development.
In 1980 Glenn joined with two American Indian partners to form Arrowstar, Inc., an Indian-owned seismic oil exploration company. As Vice President and General Manager, Glenn steered the company to successful relationships with ARCO, Chevron, Texaco and other oil companies. Arrowstar was successful in finding major oil deposits in Montana and North Dakota and, at the time, was the second largest employer of American Indians in the U.S.
As oil exploration in the U.S. wound down, Glenn returned to California where he turned his talents to the use of computers for law firms engaged in groundwater related litigation. While doing this, he produced hundreds of illustrations for a textbook on groundwater development published by Wiley.
In the late 80s saw the tremendous changes happening to California and Los Angeles and turned his attention to the problem of illegal immigration. In 1992 he retired from his business life to pay full attention to the problem. After ten years of activism in California he moved to Arizona to launch American Border Patrol. The purpose was to get the government to build a fence along the border similar to that found in San Diego.