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Faulconer re-appoints Robert Gleason as Airport Authority chair

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has re-appointed Robert H. Gleason as board chair for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Gleason, who was originally appointed to the board by former Mayor Jerry Sanders in 2009 and first named board chair in 2010, is chief executive officer and president of the Evans Hotels group. The hotel group owns and operates The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and the Bahia Resort Hotel.

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved Gleason's re-appointment on May 21.

“The Airport Authority has accomplished a great deal over the past four years, including completion of The Green Build, on time and under budget, and bringing a number of new flights to San Diego," Gleason said in a release from the Airport Authority, adding that the organization has much to look forward to.

Gleason has played a leadership role in various community agencies and organizations, primarily in the areas of the arts, electoral politics and civil rights. He is chair of the city of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture and is a trustee of the Francis Parker School. He previously served as chair of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center and the San Diego LGBT Community Leadership Council. He has also served as the national vice chair of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.

Gleason received his degree in economics from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

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