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Bill Gleason

Retired executive
Kentfield, California

Bill Gleason has lived in Marin for over 40 years. In 1984 Bill founded an international trading and marketing company dealing in wood pulp, packaging, paper, and recycled materials that quickly grew from four to several hundred employees worldwide and became the leading player in this sector. Since retiring several years ago from managing his global business he and his wife, Doreen, have become increasingly active in the community about issues regarding housing, growth, and the need for greater government transparency in Marin. Bill is a co-founder of Marin Against Density, a local community organization working for more appropriate and sustainable affordable housing solutions.