Jason Rowley was born in Ohio but grew up in Tucson where he spcent summers on his grandparent’s cattle ranch near Tubac. After graduating from Salpointe Catholic High School he attended the University of Arizona where he was initiated into Upsilon Alpha in 1989. He immediately got involved in campus and fraternity activities and served as Chapter President in 1993-94.
Brother Rowley earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1994 and joined the United States Navy after graduation. He considers that experience 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.
Jason began his career with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, and while there, represented the Phoenix Sun’s 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 serving as General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, as well as its Senior Vice President, Jason is now entering his eleventh season as Suns Legacy Partners President and Chief Executive Officer and his 16th year overall with the organization. As President & CEO, Jason is responsible for managing all business operations of the NBA Phoenix Suns, the WNBA Phoenix Mercury, Footprint Center, Sports and Entertainment Service, LLC, the Legends Entertainment District, and affiliated entities.
Brother Rowley is involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations. He serves on Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Thunderbirds, the Board of Directors of Phoenix Suns Charities, the Board of Downtown Phoenix, Inc., the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy Board of Directors, and a number of other entities, including the American Heart Association. He was named the 2011 Father of the Year by the Phoenix Father’s Day Council.
Jason has been a frequent speaker at the U of A Law School and a number of other University of Arizona organizations over the years. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children: Abigail, Lucy, and Grace.
When asked what Fiji means to him, Jason said that it was “a memorable undergraduate experience and friends that have lasted a lifetime."