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Jason Franz

Jason Franz

Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Knowledge Enterprise


Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service
Arizona State University
PO Box 878009
Tempe, AZ 85287-8009


  • Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Knowledge Enterprise


Jason Franz is an assistant director of Strategic Marketing and Communications for ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise. In this role, Jason oversees all communications, branding and marketing for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory including outreach strategies, media relations, web and social media platforms.

Prior to this role, Jason managed strategic marketing and communications for the ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives from 2013-2019. To promote the impacts of the Walton Initiatives, Jason has supervised the creation of the Thinking Globally short film, the Driving Impact Through Collaboration eBook and the 2018 6-7-8 Impact Report. He positioned the Walton Initiatives and ASU programs, projects and experts on stages for conferences at Sustainable Brands, GreenBiz, AASHE, Second Nature, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Net Impact. In 2016, Jason was recognized by his peers with ASU Knowledge Enterprise’s Dedication Award.

Jason has also served 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 in 2007 as the coordinator of the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory, an urban design and thought center.

Before joining ASU, Jason 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. Jason is an avid cyclist and record collector, contributed a regular column to The Phoenix New Times and The NL Worst, a satirical baseball blog, and The Book and Film Globe.


  • BS, Journalism, Arizona State University