He began his political career with Raymond D. Strother, Ltd., the firm recognized for the “new look” advertising of Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign. While there, he directed several statewide media campaigns including the come-from-behind victories of Governors Rudy Perpich of Minnesota and William O’Neill of Connecticut.
In 1987, Totten became a founding partner of Struble Totten Communications. Immediately singled out as “one of the rising stars of the industry” by the National Journal, the firm went on to post a spectacular winning record. Campaign magazine named them “top Democratic media firm of 1990″
Glenn has continued to build on his winning tradition at Totten Communications, the firm he founded in 1995. For the past 18 years, his company has focused on public policy issues and has established an enviable record of winning ballot initiatives and referenda campaigns. His organizational clients range from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities, to Isle of Capri Casinos, Churchill Downs, the Minnesota Transportation Alliance as well as the International Association of Machinist & Aerospace Workers and the Service Employees International Union.
His past political clients include former US Senate Majority Leader, Thomas A. Daschle, Chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin and Chairman of the US Senate Banking Committee Tim Johnson. Totten also helped guide the media campaigns of former United States Senators Ernest F. Hollings, Byron Dorgan and Bob Kerrey. Glenn has been a consultant for several victorious international campaigns and advised political parties in Canada, Central America, Europe and Australia. He has also served as an instructor for the National Democratic Institute, a USAID sponsored global democracy project. Prior to his media consulting career, Totten was a television producer and commentator in Boston, Massachusetts, where he produced and hosted a nightly news magazine along with other public affairs programming.
Glenn graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. In addition to numerous appearances on television and radio, he has been a guest speaker at the National Press Club and the Freedom Forum. Glenn has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, The American University and University of Maryland. Totten is a sustaining member of the World Affairs Council as well as being a member of the American Association of Political Consultants.