Pat Gleason leaves governor's office to join Pam Bondi
Pat Gleason, one of Florida's top experts on open government and policy, is moving back to the attorney general's office, working for Pam Bondi, and leaving the governor's office, where she had served with Charlie Crist. Her departure from the governor's office underscores the doubts about Scott's commitment to open government and transparency.
“Pat is a leading authority in our state on open government and public records, and I am honored to have her join my administration,” said Bondi. “We have worked together for over a decade, and I have the highest respect for her work ethic, integrity and the transparency she brings to the government process.”
Gleason most recently worked as Director of Cabinet Affairs and Special Counsel in the administration of Crist. During her previous tenure with the attorney general's office, Gleason served as General Counsel, prosecutor for the Ethics Commission, and Chief of the Administrative Law Section. Gleason is the 2009 recipient of the First Amendment Foundation’s Pete Weitzel Friend of the First Amendment Award. She is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.