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

Chair
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Derek Burnham

Treasurer
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Allison Kripp

Secretary
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Silvano Merlo

Executive Committee Member
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Toliver Morris

Past Chair
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Tony Shooshani

Chair-Elect
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Linda Tatum

Executive Committee Member
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Voting Members

Alan Pullman

Board Member
Area Representing: At-Large Area
Company: Studio One Eleven

Daniel Tapia

Board Member
Area Representing: East Village
Company: 4th & Olive

Debra Fixen

Board Member
Area Representing: Waterfront
Company: Shoreline Village

Gabe Estrada

Board Member
Area Representing: Second Council District

Justin Hectus

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

Kenneth McDonald

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Company: Long Beach Transit

Kristi Allen

Board Member
Area Representing: West Gateway
Company: Ensemble Real Estate

Laurie Gray

Board Member
Area Representing: North Pine
Company: The Pie Bar

Melissa Infusino

Board Member
Area Representing: Residential First Council District

Michelle Molina

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Standard
Company: Millworks

Sara Hickman

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Residential

Sheva Hosseninzadeh

Board Member
Area Representing: Standard PBID
Company: Caldwell Banker Commercial

Advisors and Honorary Board Members

Diane Arnold

Position: Honorary Board Member
Area Representing:
Company:

Don Darnauer

Honorary Board Member
Area Representing:
Company: Downtown Resident

Griselda Suarez

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: Arts Council of Long Beach

James Kuhne

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: Sedgwick Law

Jeannine Pearce

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: Second Council District

Jeremy Harris

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Johanna Cunningham

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company:

Lena Gonzalez

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: First Council District

Nick Edwards

Honorary Board Member
Area Representing:
Company: Queen Beach Printers

Stephen Groner

Advisor
Area Representing:
Company: S. Groner Associates