Glen Ballard was a male Human who served within the United States government where he held the position of Secretary of Transportation in President Daniel Thompsons administration. He was closely tied to the Portal Project and opened the 54th Portal station to the public. Following the death of Director of Portal Research, Jeffrey Whitfield, Ballard attempted to pacify the press by calling upon Taelon engineer Sa'al to claim that the Portals were safe for use. (Episode: Payback)