Board of Directors

The DLBA Board of Directors meets the third Wednesday of every even-numbered month at 8:00 a.m. The DLBA Executive Committee meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Serving the Community

Covering a geographic area that includes two (Business and Property) Improvement Districts and over 150-square blocks serving all Downtown stakeholders, the DLBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of individuals that represent property and business owners, residents and community partners.

Between the DLBA Board of Directors and its various committees, over 70 DTLB stakeholders volunteer their time to improve the urban center’s community. The direct inclusion of members from the diverse constituencies of DTLB permits the DLBA to better serve interests, address current issues and implement solutions.

Executive Committee

Ryan Altoon

Executive Committee Member

Area Representing PBID Standard
Anderson Pacific

Debra Fixen

Treasurer
Area Representing: DPIA Waterfront
Shoreline Village

Debra Johnson

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Long Beach Transit

Allison Kripp

Secretary
Area Representing: At Large
Den Salon

Silvano Merlo

Chair
Area Representing: PBID Standard
Courtyard by Marriott

Loara Cadavona

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: At Large
Resident

Alan Pullman

Chair-Elect
Area Representing: DPIA Pine
Studio One Eleven

Tony Shooshani

Past Chair
Area Representing: PBID At Large
The Streets (Formerly City Place)

John Keisler

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: City Representative
City of Long Beach

Voting Members

Alan Burks

Board Member
Area Representing: DPIA West Gateway
Environ Architecture, Inc.

Johanna Cunningham

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Standard
National Short-Term Rental

Jeremy Schott

Board Member
Area Representing: DPIA East Village
The Dark Art Emporium

Sheva Hosseinzadeh

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Standard
Coldwell Banker Commercial BLAIR WESTMAC

Graham Gill

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Lee & Asssociates

Denise Carter

Board Member
Area Representing: At Large
Resident

Todd Lemmis

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Pacific6 Enterprises, LLC

Sam Pierzina

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Ensemble Investments

Laurie Gray

Board Member
Area Representing:  DPIA North Pine
The Pie Bar

Bob Kelton

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Residential Representative
Downtown Resident 

Pat Welch

Board Member
Area Representing: Second Council District
Downtown Resident 

Advisors and Honorary Board Members

Cameron Andrews

Advisor
Pier Communications

Alishia Holmes-Watson

Advisor
Resident

Griselda Suarez

Advisor
Arts Council of Long Beach

Jeremy Harris

Advisor
Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Patty Wirth

Advisor
The Funnel House/Ice Cream Yogurt
on the Boardwalk

Jeannine Pearce

Advisor
Second Council District

Scott Apel

Advisor
Cal State University Long Beach

Vacant

Advisor
First Council District

Vacant

Advisor

Diane Arnold

Honorary Board Member
Arnold Barber and Beauty Supply

Nick Edwards

Honorary Board Member
Queen Beach Printers

Don Darnauer

Honorary Board Member
Downtown Resident