Seeing Eye, celebrating 90th anniversary, names new leader

Glenn Hoagland has been named the new president and CEO of The Seeing Eye Inc.


From The Seeing Eye Inc.

The Seeing Eye Announces New President & Chief Executive Officer

The Seeing Eye is pleased to announce that Glenn Hoagland has been selected to serve as the organization’s next President & CEO.

For nearly 26 years, Hoagland has served as the President of the Mohonk Preserve in Gardiner, N.Y., New York’s largest non-profit nature preserve with over 8,000 acres of protected lands.

“My mother was blind and she was an inspiration and compass to me. She also made me keenly aware from a young age of the importance of independence to people who are blind,” said Hoagland.

“It will fulfill a deeply personal goal for me to apply what I have learned in leading other excellent non-profit organizations toward advancing the mission of such a distinguished and vibrant institution as The Seeing Eye.”

Hoagland, a New Jersey native, will be returning to the Garden State and assuming his responsibilities on Oct. 1, 2019.

“Glenn Hoagland was selected from an impressive field of candidates and we are confident that his personal and professional experience, combined with his vision for the organization’s future, has prepared him to lead The Seeing Eye forward,” said Thomas Duffy, chair of The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees.

“The Seeing Eye staff and Board of Trustees extend a warm welcome to Glenn as he joins our Seeing Eye family.”

In December 2018, Jim Kutsch, The Seeing Eye’s President & CEO, announced his plans for retirement. He will remain through November 2019 to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Kutsch assumed the role in 2006 after serving on The Seeing Eye Board of Trustees for 10 years.

The Seeing Eye president, Jin Kutsch, and his guide dog, Vegas, pose beside statue of organization founder Morris Frank and his dog, Buddy, near the Morristown Green. Photo by Rachael Moore
The Seeing Eye president, Jim Kutsch, and his guide dog, Vegas, pose beside statue of organization founder Morris Frank and his dog, Buddy, near the Morristown Green in 2013. Photo by Rachael Moore

“Although my tenure will soon end as The Seeing Eye’s President and CEO, I will always remain connected through my Seeing Eye dogs and the many friends I’ve made through the Seeing Eye, especially my wife, Ginger,” said Kutsch.

“I look forward to a great future for The Seeing Eye under Glenn’s leadership.”

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness.

The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morris Township, N.J.

If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email

If you’ve read this far… you clearly value your local news. Now we need your help to keep producing the local coverage you depend on! More people are reading Morristown Green than ever. But costs keep rising. Reporting the news takes time, money and hard work. We do it because we, like you, believe an informed citizenry is vital to a healthy community.

So please, CONTRIBUTE to MG or become a monthly SUBSCRIBER. ADVERTISE on Morristown Green. LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and SIGN UP for our newsletter.

[interactive_copyright_notice float='left']
[icopyright_horizontal_toolbar float='right']