Glaccum, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Glaccum is director of business development and investor relations for Lucas Capital Management, LLC, an
investment advisor registered with the SEC serving multiple client types, including high net worth individuals, endowments,
foundations, retirement plans and sovereign wealth funds. Glaccum, a native of New Jersey, earned a bachelor’s in management
and marketing, magna cum laude, from Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey.
Glaccum’s maternal grandfather came from Partry, Co. Mayo. She recently discovered that her paternal Glaccum family traces its roots to Co. Kildare. She visits Ireland several times a year, and is currently training for the Longford Marathon in August.
“I have a special place in my heart for Galway and spend as much time as I can there at a holiday apartment in Salthill that overlooks the Galway Bay. I smile just thinking about it,” Glaccum says.
A student of Irish dance at the Brian Sexton Academy of Spring Lake, New Jersey for several years, Glaccum is active in the American Ireland Fund, and she helps to organize fundraising events for Irish humanitarian group Concern. She is a member of the Irish Arts Center, the Irish Network New York City (IN-NYC) and the Irish Hedge Fund Network.
“My love of Ireland only increased as I got older and the opportunity to travel ‘home’ became more frequent. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay in Galway for two months straight in 2008 and my only regret was it wasn’t enough time,” she says.
“I was exposed to so much culture and got in with the locals while there. I even had the inspiration to learn Irish (but to be honest haven’t been too successful). I recognize hard times have hit Ireland and Europe now but I believe Ireland has a bright future. She will continue to be a growing part of my life.”
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