Insight Board Member
Jason Mathis has a long history of success in nonprofit management and urban development. His professional experience spans 25 years in communication, coalition building, public policy and business advocacy. Jason has a strong record of advancing high-profile issues in complex public settings and he excels as uniting diverse stakeholders around a common vision.
Jason currently serves as the CEO of the Downtown Partnership in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. The Partnership is a private, shareholder-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable economic growth and urban redevelopment. The Partnership champions community prosperity through purposeful, transformative projects.
From 2008 until August 2018, Jason served as the Executive Director of the Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance and the Executive Vice President of the Salt Lake Chamber. In this role, he helped to initiate and support more than $5 billion worth of new commercial and residential projects. He also helped to launch Salt Lake City’s bike share program, and oversaw the Downtown Farmers Market, New Year’s eve celebrations, restaurant week, street ambassador program, homeless service outreach efforts and the launch of a new cultural district.
In 2010, Jason helped to create The Utah Compact, a statement of values that helped to guide Utah’s immigration reform. Jason was recognized by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change for helping to support pro-business, family-centric immigration reform efforts.
Jason has served in leadership roles with the Better Business Bureau of Utah (chair), Public Relations Society of America, Salt Lake Chapter (president), LDS Hospital Advisory Board (chair) and Eccles Theater (vice chair). He has also served as a board member of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Visit Salt Lake, Homeless Services and Site Selection Committees, Convention Facilities Advisory Board, Utah Hotel Lodging Association, Salt Lake Arts Academy, US Global Leadership Foundation and National Immigration Forum.