Elizabeth Alexander Glober
Elizabeth Alexander Glober’s father purchased Nick Alexander Imports when she was in third grade, exposing her to business operations from an early age.
- Written byJacqueline Renfrow
Elizabeth Alexander Glober’s father purchased Nick Alexander Imports when she was in third grade, exposing her to business operations from an early age. Lured back to the family business 10 years ago by the trust, commitment and dedication she finds working with family, Elizabeth now serves as president of the LA-based BMW dealership.
A leader outside the day-to-day operations of her company as well, she extends that goodwill to the community surrounding her business, helping non-profits build playgrounds at elementary schools, buying equipment for the NICU at St. Francis Medical Center, and supporting YMCA after-school programs.
Perhaps the greatest role in her life is being mom to Dylan, 4, and Ethan, 9. Her “amazing husband” is the key to balancing motherhood and a business. “We’ve been partners in parenting from the outset,” she says. “In fact, he’s the preferred cook in our household.” Elizabeth admits the hard part is missing out on regularly working in classrooms and watching weekday little league games. “But one of the benefits of being the boss is that I control my schedule, so I can come in a little late after spending the morning reading in my preschooler’s classroom.”
Elizabeth is also a big supporter of Hermosa Beach school district fundraisers. “I think what has made Hermosa’s schools so successful up to this point is that every family gives back in whatever way they can,” she shared. “We need to ensure that continues, whether it’s getting active in the PTO, being a Young At Art docent or donating to the HBEF (Hermosa Beach Education Foundation). I can’t tell you how incredible our experience has been so far in the school district.”
Beyond the schools, Elizabeth loves the pace and the scale of living in the South Bay. She and her brood enjoy seeing friendly, familiar faces around town and consider the beach the family’s playground. “Weekend mornings are spent on the Hermosa Pier getting coffee, hot cocoa and bagels, followed by family dinners at Mama D’s and dessert at Paciugo,” Elizabeth adds. “And don’t forget afternoons at Clark Field for little league or the family-friendly Hermosa Playhouse. It’s never too frenetic here, and we have almost anything we need within our little bubble.”