MELBOURNE, FLA. — J. Carey Gleason, assistant vice president for advancement and community relations at Florida Institute of Technology, was recently promoted to associate vice president. In her new role, Gleason has accepted additional responsibilities in support of all departments across the Office for Advancement. Coordinating community relations and supporting development are her primary areas of focus.
“I am very pleased that Carey is taking on new responsibilities in support of our advancement efforts,” said Ken Stackpoole, Ph.D., senior vice president for advancement. “Her expertise and wealth of experience with the university and in the community are great assets to Florida Tech.”
Meanwhile, Gleason has accepted board appointments with the Brevard Schools Foundation and the Brevard Cultural Alliance. She also serves on the executive committee for LEAD Brevard, as well as on the boards of the Brevard Zoo and Junior Achievement of the Space Coast. She is a member of Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment Advisory Board as well.
“I enjoy our Brevard community, and particularly find satisfaction in building new partnerships that benefit the mission of Florida Tech,” Gleason said. “I look forward to the work ahead.”
Gleason, who joined the Florida Tech staff in 2002 and is a lifelong Brevard resident, previously served on the Board of Trustees for seven years. Before joining the university, she worked as director of the Health First Foundation in Melbourne from 1997-2002. She has experience as a Washington, D.C. fundraising consultant, including work for former U.S. Congressman Jim Bacchus. She is a past chair of the board for the Florida Tech Women’s Business Center, member of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Board of Overseers, current chair of Florida Tech’s United Way campaign, and is serving on the United Way of Brevard’s Leadership Council.
Among her many other local and state-level activities, Gleason is a graduate of Leadership Florida. Earlier this year, Space Coast Business magazine named her one of the 100 Most Powerful People on the Space Coast. She earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Tech.