Carmen Glover has served as Communications Director at Southside United H.D.F.C.-Los Sures since October 2016. She is an award-winning journalist, educator, counselor and up-coming author, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Multilingual Journalism and a master’s degree in Counselor Education from Herbert Lehman College, CUNY. She managed the media office at the Consulate General of Jamaica in New York from 1999-2001, securing an interview for then-Prime Minister Hon. P.J. Patterson on WABC’s “Like It Is with Gil Noble” as well as organizing a well-attended “Live & Direct” Town Hall at Medgar Evers College to promote the PM’s planned Highway 2000 Project. The highway is one of the PM’s signature achievements, and has transformed the travel options in Jamaica, West Indies.
While at the Consulate, Carmen also promoted the activities of the Permanent Ambassador to the UN, the Ambassador to the UN Security Council, The Consul General, visiting Ministers of Government and the Jamaican Diaspora. She promoted the Consulate’s library as a resource center for students, arranged press junkets, launched the Consulate’s first newsletter, The Consular Capstone and ensured that Jamaicans abroad gained attention for their books, artwork and other projects. She served on panels, wrote and/or delivered speeches and conducted interviews.
Carmen has mentored fellow journalists, and has worked as a Copy Editor for Unfold magazine, Associate Editor for Caribbean Life Newspaper, Freelance Editor/Writer for Black Enterprise, NAACP’s Crisis and Everybody’s magazines and the New York Amsterdam News. She was the editor for the Network Journal magazine and has written freelance articles and columns for the North American edition of the Jamaican Gleaner. She worked as a Freelance Writer/Editor for the New York Daily News for 18 years, while providing media, college and career consultations and coaching. She launched her own website, OnPointPress.net, in July 2013. She won an award for profile writing from the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) and has been honored by numerous publications and organizations for journalistic excellence and mentoring.