Tom Gleason is the Vice President – Public Relations for Forest City, the development company that is transforming the former Stapleton International Airport into a new community of 12,000 homes, 35,000 jobs and more than 1,100 acres of parks and open space. He oversees public affairs, governmental relations and media relations.

Prior to joining Forest City, Mr. Gleason served as the Director of Governmental Relations and Communications for the Stapleton Development Corporation, a 401C-3 organization. He is also the former Deputy Director of the Denver Metropolitan Major League Baseball Stadium District, which financed, designed, constructed and leased Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies.

From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Gleason was the press secretary for Denver Mayor Federico Pena. He later served in the same capacity during the early transitional months of Mayor Wellington E. Webb’s first term in office. Mr. Gleason’s experience in the public sector includes eight years as the Colorado press secretary for Gary Hart, Colorado’s former United States Senator.

Tom Gleason currently serves on the Board of the Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities and has served on the Board of the Gold Crown Foundation, which provides athletic and enrichment programs for young people.  He is a past member of the Board of the Denver Language School.

Mr. Gleason is a 1973 graduate of the University of Colorado. He and his wife Veronica have a son, Patrick, currently the Director of Public Relations for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, and a daughter, Kathleen, a licensed clinical social worker with the Juvenile Protective Association in Chicago.