Thomas R. Gleason
Thomas (Tom) Gleason was appointed Executive Director by the Board of The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) in October 2001. MassHousing is a quasi-public state authority created in 1966. To date, the Agency has provided $9.4 billion in financing for approximately 100,000 rental-housing units and 50,000 low- and moderate-income home owners.
Tom has held several key leadership positions during his 19-year tenure at MassHousing. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, he served for six years as MassHousing's Deputy Director. Tom also served as the Director of MassHousing's Home Ownership Business Line where he streamlined mortgage production programs and created its asset management department.
Before joining MassHousing, Tom spent 10 years with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, where he administered the state's Small Cities Program as well as various other housing and community development programs.
Tom serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation and the Massachusetts Association for the Blind.
He also serves on Fannie Mae's National Housing Advisory Council, the Advisory Committee of the Fannie Mae Massachusetts Area Partnership Office and the Advisory Board for Banker & Tradesman, a weekly Massachusetts real estate and banking trade publication.
Tom is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He resides in Westwood, Massachusetts with his wife and twin sons.