About JM Strategies

JM Strategies

JM Strategies LLC provides services in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Facilitation
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Public affairs

About Jason Matthews

Owner, JM Strategies

Jason Matthews, owner of JM Strategies, has more than a decade of experience in strategic planning, facilitation, research, public relations, association management, and public affairs.

He is an expert facilitator adept at assisting organizations in identifying stakeholder strengths, refocusing on core mission and values, revitalizing governing boards, increasing membership, raising public profiles, and deepening impacts.


When it comes to communications and public affairs, Jason has crafted winning strategies for clients in the private and public sectors. He has advised clients ranging from the nation’s largest independently owned coal company to regional businesses, nonprofits, and public policy groups. Jason has directed state and federal lobbying initiatives and has served as a senior strategist on four successful bipartisan statewide measure campaigns.

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Dakota and master’s degree in management from the University of Mary.

Jason is an adjunct political science instructor at Bismarck State College (BSC), where he was awarded a Faculty Excellence Award in recognition for his teaching. He also teaches courses for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and Humanities North Dakota on American history, government, politics, and international relations.

Involved in various community and professional activities, he is the chairman of the Missouri Valley Heritage Alliance, a member of the Bismarck Rotary Club, the Sons of the American Legion, and previously served as the president of the Friends of the Bismarck Public Library. Since 2016, Jason has served on the North Dakota Coordinating Council having been appointed to the panel by Governor Jack Dalrymple and reappointed by Governor Doug Burgum.

Jason is a graduate of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber’s Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program and is a recipient of the Bismarck Tribune’s “Forty Under 40” business and community leaders honor. He lives in Bismarck with his wife and children.

Among the clients JM Strategies has proudly served are:

“JM Strategies has been an integral part of the growth of our organization. We began using JM strategies to facilitate our strategic plan. Jason did an excellent job and now this plan is a document we actually use in decision- making and goal setting. From there we hired JM Strategies to oversee our marketing campaigns which include many major initiatives including rebranding the organization, overhauling our website, social media promotion, and marketing materials. Jason is always willing to take on the challenges we ask and has definitely moved the needle on our organization’s visibility, name recognition, and social media presence.”

Brent Ekstrom - Executive Director, Lewis & Clark Development Group

“We were confident the City of Beach was in good hands with JM Strategies facilitating our Strategic Plan and Economic Development & Assessment Evaluation. Jason’s approachable personality made it very easy for stakeholders to be fully engaged in the process. His experience in public relations, and ability to communicate effectively were critical aspects contributing to our successes.”

Kim Gaugler – Auditor, City of Beach, North Dakota

"Our local Community Development Corporation worked with JM Strategies on an extensive review of our economic development efforts. Jason made the process simple for participants and gave us findings that were comprehensive and easy to utilize. As a result, we completely overhauled our economic development structure and merged efforts with our neighboring community. I highly recommend JM Strategies."

Perry Miller – Richland County Commissioner and former Wahpeton (ND) City Council Member

“I worked with Jason Matthews from JM Strategies to refresh our department’s strategic plan. The entire process went smoothly and Jason’s communication and facilitation skills are outstanding. I would certainly choose JM Strategies again based on this positive experience.”

Renae Moch - Director, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health

"Jason is a trustworthy go-to collaborator for me on projects that require strategic planning, group facilitation, and survey development and analysis. What I value most though is his critical thinking skills. Jason 'ups' our game on every project we use JM Strategies for."

Ray Ann Kilen - R Kilen Consulting

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