Jason Rowley begins his first season as the Suns’ President and his sixth season overall with the team. As President, Rowley is responsible for supervising all business operations of the Suns and oversees the club’s interests in the management of US Airways Center, 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.
After leaving Snell, Rowley served two years as corporate counsel for The Van Tuyl Group, the nation’s largest privately held automotive retailer. While at Van Tuyl, his practice focused on real estate and dealership acquisitions and development, as well as general corporate and contract 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 civic organizations. He is a Thunderbird, the non-profit group that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, serves on the Board of Phoenix Suns Charities, and also serves on the Downtown Phoenix Partnership board. He was named the 2011 Phoenix Father of the Year by the Phoenix Father’s Day Council.