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

Past Chair
Area Representing: PBID (Standard)
Anderson Pacific

Debra Fixen

Treasurer
Area Representing: DPIA
Shoreline Village

Laurie Gray

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: DPIA
The Pie Bar

Allison Kripp

Secretary
Area Representing: PBID At Large
Den Salon

Silvano Merlo

Chair-elect
Area Representing: PBID Standard
Courtyard Marriot

Toliver Morris

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
WM Commercial

Alan Pullman

Executive Committee Member
Area Representing: DPIA
Studio One Eleven

Tony Shooshani

Chair
Area Representing: PBID At Large
Shooshani Developers

Linda Tatum

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

Voting Members

Alan Burks

Board Member
Area Representing: DPIA
Environ Architecture, Inc.

Johanna Cunningham

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

Sara Hickman

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Residential
Downtown Resident

Sheva Hosseinzadeh

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

Melissa Infusino

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Residential
Downtown Resident from First Council District

Debra Johnson

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Long Beach Transit

Todd Lemmis

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Pacific6 Enterprises, LLC

Sam Pierzina

Board Member
Area Representing: PBID Premium
Ensemble Investments

Daniel Tapia

Board Member
Area Representing: DPIA Standard
4th & Olive

Loara Cadavona

Board Member
Area Representing:
Downtown Resident

Bob Kelton

Board Member
Area Representing:
Downtown Resident from Second Council District

Vacant

Board Member
Area Representing:

Advisors and Honorary Board Members

Scott Apel

Advisor
Cal State University Long Beach

Denise Carter

Advisor
Downtown Resident

Lena Gonzalez

Advisor
First Council District

Jeremy Harris

Advisor
Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Hatley

Advisor
Vox Magneta

Jeannine Pearce

Advisor
Second Council District

Jeremy Schott

Advisor
The Dark Art Emporium

Griselda Suarez

Advisor
Arts Council of Long Beach

Vacant

Advisor
Long Beach City College

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