Shawn Gleason has over two decades of career experience in real estate development, management, and investment, specializing in mountain resort communities in the Rocky Mountains. He is the former Vice President of Accounting & Finance of Related Colorado, an operating division of Related Cos., the $20 billion international real estate development and investment firm headquartered in New York. As Vice President, Gleason led all aspects of business financial planning and budgeting, organizational cost management, and overall accounting of these properties, operating assets, and managed HOAs. Shawn served as an appointed board member of the Snowmass Base Village Metropolitan Districts, and Snowmass Base Village Master Association for 8 years. He joined the company in 2007 when it acquired the Base Village assets from the Aspen Skiing Company/Intrawest partnership. Shawn was previously the controller of Base Village for the Intrawest Company, joining the Project in 2005 at its inception. As Chief Financial Officer for The Romero Group, Shawn is responsible for all of the company’s accounting and control functions as well as all association and special district client accounting services.
Raised in the Northeast of the United States, Shawn graduated from St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont with a B.S. in Accounting in 2000 when he began his accounting industry experience with KPMG in their Audit division. Shawn transferred from Burlington, VT to Denver, CO with KPMG in 2002.
Shawn has served as a board member on the Town of Snowmass Village’s Financial Advisory Board since 2011 and is currently serving his 4th term as Board Chairperson. Shawn also served as the Treasurer for the Snowmass Village Rotary Club from 2010 until July of 2015. Shawn is a 2011 graduate of the Roaring Fork Leadership program, and currently is the Treasurer of the RFL Board. Shawn also served 2 terms as a board member for the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District, serving as the Board’s Chairperson during his final term. Shawn and his wife Katherine, Aspen School District Outdoor Education Coordinator, are busy raising two daughters currently ages 10 and 12 in Snowmass Village. Shawn’s hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, volunteering with Snowmass Rotary and Habitat for Humanity.