Jay Gleason

JayGleasonJay Gleason, b. 1949, is a Software Engineering Manager at Unisys Corporation. With Unisys since 1980, Jay is responsible for developing high speed document imaging solutions for the financial industry.

Jay was introduced to fly fishing by his grandmother in 1958, on Au Sable Lake east of Rose City. He has been tying flies and fishing the Au Sable River for over 40 years, and was an Anglers board member for 15 years.  (He is now an emeritas Director.)  Among his numerous support activities, Jay chief projects with the Anglers have included the research and authoring of a successful grant proposal that produced $125,000 in federal funding for the Crawford County Road Commission to mitigate water pollution on Au Sable tributaries; and oversight of commercial canoe livery operations on the watershed.

With his 16 years of program and project management experience, Jay was tapped to launch the Anglers strategically critical Capital Campaign in 1999.

A former longtime resident of Michigan and native of Ohio, Jay now lives in Huntersville, North Carolina with his wife, Shelly. He continues to co-own a cabin tucked away along Big Creek in Lovells Township. His hobbies include skiing, mushrooming, grouse and woodcock hunting and fly tying.