President and CEO
Jason Rowley is in his sixth season as the Suns’ President and his 11th season overall with the team. As President, Rowley is responsible for managing all business operations of the Suns and oversees the club’s interests in the management of Talking Stick Resort Arena, the WNBA Phoenix Mercury, the NBA Development League Northern Arizona Suns, the Legends Entertainment District, and affiliated entities. Rowley previously served as the team’s Chief Operating Officer, as well as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Rowley began his career in 2001 with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, and while there he represented the Suns’ current ownership group in their acquisition of the club in 2004. At Snell, his practice included private and public mergers and acquisitions, complex real estate transactions, securities regulation, entity formation, commercial contracts and general business law.
Rowley earned his bachelor’s degree in 1994 from the University of Arizona. After graduation, Rowley joined the United States Navy, an experience he considers one of the proudest and most formative of his life. He worked as an intelligence analyst with the Commander 3rd Fleet Intelligence Division until his honorable discharge in 1998. He then returned to the University of Arizona to pursue his law degree, graduating in 2001.
Rowley is involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations. He serves on Greater Phoenix Leadership, the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Endowment Board, the Thunderbirds, the Board of Phoenix Suns Charities, and the Board of Downtown Phoenix Inc. He also served as the 2015 American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Walk Chairman, and was named the 2011 Phoenix Father of the Year by the Phoenix Father’s Day Council.