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At the September 2019 meeting, the Upstate Forever (UF) board voted to name the land conservation director position “The Glenn Hilliard Director of Land Conservation.” This naming is in recognition of Glenn's support of Upstate Forever, and for the time and energy he spends promoting land protection in the Upstate.
Glenn, a tireless advocate for all things natural, is an Upstate Master Naturalist, UF board member, and chair of the Land Conservation Committee. He has given countless hours to UF in meetings and social settings, ensuring that plans and processes are the best they can be, and helping others understand the important work taking place to protect the Upstate.
A native of Anderson, Glenn graduated from Clemson University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in English and earned a law degree at George Washington University.
He has led, as CEO and chairman, Liberty Life Insurance Co., ING Americas; and as chairman, CNO Financial, Inc. He continues to serve as CEO of Hilliard Group LLC, an investment and advisory firm based in Greenville.
Glenn founded the Foothills Trail Conference in 1974 and served as the first chairman. He serves on the boards of Brookgreen Gardens and Naturaland Trust. Glenn and his wife Heather have endowed a Professorship in Environmental Sustainability at Clemson.
Glenn and Heather live in Greenville and have three daughters. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys spending time with his family, biking, running, hiking, kayaking, and skiing.