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Meet the Board Of Directors

Executive Committee Members

The Executive Committee is comprised of Board members who serve in leadership positions.

Toliver Morris

Area Representing:PBID Premium
Company:John Hancock Real Estate

Toliver Morris has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry throughout Southern California for nearly 20 years. He has completed nearly one thousand transactions on both the tenant and landlord side, from 500 sq. ft. to nearly 500,000 sq. ft., and has total transactional sales and leasing volume of over $500 million.

Toliver Morris is a Southern California commercial real estate industry leader. He currently focuses on assisting companies in the Greater Long Beach area. 

Toliver is a founding director of Orange County Business Bank and sits on its board of directors. Since inception in 2003, Orange County Business Bank has grown to over $250 million in assets. OC Business Bank is publicly traded under the ticker; OCBB.

Toliver lives in the Belmont Shore/Heights area of Long Beach with wife Catherine and their sons, Toliver III, Nicolai and Lennox. Raised in La Jolla, CA, Toliver holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara and enjoys surfing, snow skiing, singing and playing guitar. Toliver is also an active singer-songwriter and member of NSAI.

Ryan Altoon

Area Representing:PBID Standard
Company:Anderson Pacific, LLC

Ryan A. Altoon is Executive Vice President with AndersonPacific, LLC, a Los Angeles-based development company focusing on investment, entitlement and development of mixed-use infill projects that are transit-oriented and sustainable, creating livable and walkable communities. Anderson Pacific (“AP”) currently manages over $1 Billion in projects in key Downtown areas throughout California. 

Anderson Pacific is currently co-developing “The Current” – a 17-story, 223 unit luxury apartment with 6,750 sf of ground floor retail, with a second phase, called “Shoreline Gateway” –a 35-story, 219 unit luxury residential project with 7,5000 sf of retail at the corner of Ocean and Alamitos.

 Mr. Altoon has over 12 years experience in strategic planning, project management and finance. He is responsible for overseeing entitlement and development projects for the firm, financing and investment, asset management, and overseeing firm operations. Prior to joining AP he worked at George Smith Partners, Inc., a real estate investment bank and financing company, where he was responsible for underwriting debt and equity packages for acquisitions, development and refinancing myriad product types. 

Prior to GSP he was Managing Director of GFX Center, a design and reprographics firm he founded, serving the international real estate clientele of a professional services firm. GFX facilitated and produced entitlement, zoning, marketing, leasing and marketing packages for myriad project types, including: retail, office, residential, institutional, transit and master plan projects. Mr. Altoon also served as a Business Manager for Altoon + Porter Architects, LP. 

Mr. Altoon received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a Certificate of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Business/Economics & Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, Chair of the ULI TAP Committee, member of the ULI-LA District Council Advisory Board and Management Committee, Chair of the DLBA Public Realm Committee, President of the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, and Advisory Board member to Toluca Lake Beautification Partners.


Michelle Molina

Position:Past Chair 
Area Representing:PBID Standard

Michelle Molina is managing partner of Millworks, translated simply as “the work of the mill” Molina, in English. Millworks creates socially-responsible investment, development, and property management in downtown Long Beach. Their recent projects include a South Pine entertainment district restaurant resell and a $60 million adaptive reuse of the former Press Telegram newspaper building and the historic Meeker-Baker building on 2.5 acres of North Pine property. This project, 200k sq ft of office space in North Pine, is predicted to create 900 jobs and over $2 billion in community revenue. She is a member of HOPA, Historic Old Pine Association, and participates in many North Pine charitable and arts projects.

Additionally, she serves as president and CEO of PeacePartners™, the facilitator of PeaceBuilders© youth violence prevention program. Michelle is now a featured expert in the global news media on the News Certified Exchange in the area of bullying and violence prevention. PeacePartners provides a science‐based and research‐validated skills program to 1700 youth support providers in over 40 states. It is headquartered in downtown Long Beach near 7th Street and Atlantic Ave.

Raised in Orange County, Michelle has been in Long Beach for over 20 years where she currently lives with her two children and husband, John, CFO for Molina Healthcare. Michelle is active in the PTA, serves as a GATE Parent Advisory Committee member to LBUSD, and serves on the Trustees, an educational board of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Justin Hectus

Area Representing:PBID Standard
Company:Keesal, Young and Logan

Justin Hectus is the Director of Information at Keesal, Young & Logan (KYL), where he oversees a variety of operational functions including the direction of the firm’s information technology vision, strategy and execution.  KYL and Justin have established a decades-long track record of effectively leveraging leading edge technology to achieve outstanding results on behalf of the firm’s clients.  Their unique work in this area has been highlighted in numerous periodicals and Justin has been a featured speaker at conferences throughout the country.  In 2003, KYL became the first law firm named to the InfoWorld 100 for their innovative use of wireless technologies.  Justin has also been the recipient of two International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Distinguished Peer Awards, including being recognized as ILTA’s 2014 IT Professional of the Year.


In his current role as Director of Information, Justin is charged with delivering the right information to the right person at the right time to support good business decisions.


Justin is also an active volunteer in the local community and he has served on a number of charitable Boards of Directors including nine years of service with the Arts Council for Long Beach, where he served as President from 2007 to 2009.  Justin has been entrenched in the Long Beach music scene for over 15 years and has been involved in the production of well over 100 concerts.  In 2009, Justin co-founded the nationally-recognized, award-winning concert series Summer and Music (SAM) which, thanks to the support of the Downtown Long Beach Associates and the City of Long Beach, has presented free concerts to audiences totaling more than 150,000 Southern Californians over six years. 


Justin’s reputation for volunteerism in the arts has been recognized by the Long Beach Post (2012 “40 under 40” and 2008 “Ten Most Powerful People in Long Beach”) and the Arts Council for Long Beach (2013 James H. Ackerman Arts Philanthropy Award).  

Currently, Justin is focusing his efforts on causes related to sustainability and improving access to healthy food. In that spirit he recently joined the Board of Directors of Long Beach Local, a nonprofit which runs a one acre farm in the heart of Long Beach and provides training for young farmers and education for residents about biodynamic food and urban farming.

Derek Burnham

Area Representing:PBID Premium
Company:Burnham Development

Mr. Burnham is a current downtown resident and has worked in Downtown Long Beach for over 10 years as both a City employee and consultant. Derek has over 15 years’ experience as a professional planner in both the public and private sector, and has been operating Burnham Planning & Development since October 2013. Prior to starting Burnham Planning & Development, Derek served as the Planning Administrator for the City of Long Beach where he was involved in several projects and policy efforts in the Downtown area. Most notably, Derek was one of the keystaff members involved with the preparation of the award winning Downtown Plan and Program EIR. In addition, Derek was responsible for overseeing all Planning Bureau functions including development project review and permitting functions. In this role, he assisted with the approval of several major projects in Downtown, including Shoreline Gateway, Press-Telegram/Molina Healthcare, Golden Shore Master Plan and many others. In his current professional capacity, Derek continues to provide permitting and advisory services to businesses and property owners in Downtown and throughout Southern California. As a resident, Derek has become involved with the DLBA Public Realm Committee, which has allowed him to participate in streetscape and public activation projects, and assist with administering the Placemaking Grant Program. In addition, Derek was involved with the Public Realm Subcommittee tasked with coordinating the Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP), which will evaluate the Waterfront area of Downtown. 

Linda Tatum

Position:Executive Committee Member
Area Representing:City of Long Beach
Company:CIty of Long Beach

Linda Tatum currently serves as Planning Bureau Manager for the City of Long Beach, CA. Linda is responsible for ensuring the physical development of the City and moving forward long-range planning efforts, such as the update of the General Plan, preparation of specific plans, and historic preservation initiatives.

Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and brings us over 25 years of varied private and public sector planning experience. She most recently served as the Acting Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Inglewood, handling several major projects, including the redevelopment of the Forum by Madison Square Garden, LLC, and the Hollywood Park Tomorrow project, a 300-acre mixed use project that includes 3,000 residential units, 30 acres of parks, 600,000 square feet of retail and a new 80,000 seat football stadium.

Linda currently is an active member of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), where she was recently awarded the Planner Emeritus Network, 2014 Outstanding Planner. She serves as a member of APA’s Planning Accreditation Board Site Visit Team for the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Linda is also a member of the California Planning Roundtable and a 2016 Fellow for the Urban Land Institute/National League of Cities (ULI/NLC) Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use.

Linda and her husband Ronald are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren.

Tony Shooshani

Position:Executive Committee Member
Area Representing:AT-Large
Company:ETC Real Estate

Tony Shooshani is President and Owner’s Representative of ETC Real Estate Services, Inc. and managing member of Shooshani Developers, LLC. Based in West Hollywood, the company owns and manages approximately 1.25 million square feet of real estate consisting mainly of large regional and local shopping centers such as City Place Long Beach, Centerpoint Mall Oxnard, Venice Crossroads (Venice Blvd. and National Blvd.), The Grove Northridge, and Hollywest Promenade Los Angeles.

Tony Shooshani is responsible for the daily management, leasing and financing of the properties and oversees public relations, advertising, marketing and event coordination. He is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker and California General Contractor.

Tony Shooshani is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, majoring in Business Finance, Real Estate and Insurance.

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Executive Committee Information

The Executive Committee is comprised of Board members who serve in leadership positions. The DLBA Executive Committee meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m. If the first Thursday is the first day of the month, the meeting is held the following Thursday.

Please note: the schedule is subject to change.  

Board of Directors Meeting Information

The DLBA Board of Directors meets the third Wednesday of every even-numbered month at 8:00 a.m.

Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

Board Bylaws
  • Downtown Long Beach Alliance Bylaws of the Board of Directors
    (Revised April 2014)
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  • Appendix I: Election Procedures
    (Revised April 2013)
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  • Code of Ethics and Conduct
    (Revised September 2009)
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  • Statement of Economic Interests: Form 700
    (Revised December 2011)
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  • Board Roles and Responsibilities

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