Executive Vice President
Downtown Alliance Executive Director
Jason Mathis is a lifelong resident of Salt Lake City and a longtime leader in Utah’s nonprofit community. His professional experience spans two decades in tourism, nonprofit healthcare and urban development.
Since 2008, Jason has served as the executive director of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance and executive vice president of the Salt Lake Chamber. In this role, he oversees all aspects of Downtown Alliance programs, helping to build a dynamic and diverse downtown that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. Jason also leads policy initiatives for immigration and urban development for the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest business organization.
His previous work includes a dozen years at the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau where he directed the organization’s communications efforts and four years as media strategist and spokesman for Intermountain Healthcare, a national leader in nonprofit healthcare.
Jason has a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in public administration. Both degrees are from the University of Utah. He is the past president of the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and past chair of the Better Business Bureau of Utah. Jason currently serves on the executive committee of Visit Salt Lake, and boards of the Utah Performing Art Center, LDS Hospital and Salt Lake County’s Convention Facilities Advisory Board.
He is the recipient of the Professional Communicator of the Year Award from the Public Relations Society of America and the 40 Under 40 Award from Utah Business Magazine. In 2013, he was named a White House Champion of Change for helping to draft The Utah Compact.