Jason Franz is the senior manager of Strategic Marketing and Communications for the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives. Franz comes to this position after serving as the special advisor to the Dean of the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts where he managed advisory boards and institute-wide initiatives including the 2012 Emerge conference, the 50th anniversary celebration of The Design School, and the 2009 public launch of the institute. He started his career at ASU as the coordinator of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory, an urban design and thought center.
Prior to working at ASU, Franz was the director of communications and events for the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona. He also worked for ten years in television and internet broadcasting, working for companies such as Viacom, Disney, and Sony Entertainment. Franz, who holds a bachelor's degree from the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, is an avid cyclist and contributes a regular column to the Phoenix New Times
BS, Journalism, Arizona State University