The Downtown Alliance has named Dee Brewer as the new executive director of the organization. Brewer replaces Jason Mathis who served as the executive director of the Alliance and executive vice president of the Salt Lake Chamber since 2008.

"The Alliance team's energy and numerous achievements have been integral to downtown's remarkable economic and cultural ascension,” said Brewer. “The region’s projected growth and prosperity present enormous opportunities and challenges ahead. I am thrilled for the opportunity to bring my professional experience and personal affection for Salt Lake City to this role."

Dee Brewer has over 30 years of public and private sector experience. Prior to his hire, Brewer served as the marketing and sponsorship director for City Creek Center. Brewer lead efforts to launch and brand the center as a regional and international destination. His previous experience includes marketing, communication, branding, public relations and public policy advocacy at a city, county and state level.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dee Brewer to the Downtown Alliance and Salt Lake Chamber team,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “Downtown Salt Lake is thriving as the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment, and we are confident Dee will continue to build momentum for our urban renaissance. Downtown’s economic future has never been brighter and the Alliance plays a key role in continuing this prosperity. His leadership will benefit our team and our larger community.”

“Dee is a proven leader with great experience and a wealth of knowledge pertaining to downtown,” said Matt Baldwin, Downtown Alliance board chair. “The board feels confident he will continue the Alliance’s important work and guide the organization effectively into the future.”

Brewer will take on the new role of executive director of the Downtown Alliance on Aug. 22.