DLBA Departments

Charged with managing Downtown Long Beach’s business improvement districts, the DLBA is a non-profit organization committed to improving and promoting Downtown Long Beach through a wide range of programs and services that include advocacy, capital improvements, beautification projects, economic development, clean and safe, special events, marketing and communications.


Austin Metoyer

President and Chief Executive Officer
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James Ahumada

Sr. Vice President & Deputy CEO
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Jeremy Ancalade

Vice President of Administration & Finance
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Kelsey Mader

General Manager
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Amanda Barrera

Administrative Assistant
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Justine Nevarez

Community Outreach & Events Manager
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Communications & Marketing

Managing a wide range of marketing, communications and promotional activities, the DLBA’s Communications & Marketing Department raises awareness, drives consumer spending, and enhances the overall image of Downtown Long Beach.
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Asia Morris

Communications & Marketing Manager
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Economic Development and Research

The Economic Development Department guides and increases investment in Downtown Long Beach through various business recruitment, retention and expansion programs.
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Stephanie El Tawil

Economic Development & Policy Manager
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Ariel Meza

Business Navigator
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Public Realm

Public Realm promotes a safe, vibrant and beautiful Downtown by developing and supporting programs and policies that foster a transit-, pedestrian-, and bicycle-friendly environment.
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Stephanie Gonzalez

Placemaking Manager
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Operations – Clean & Safe and Community Outreach

Maintaining a clean, safe and secure Downtown is integral to the DLBA’s mission and to the quality of life in Downtown.
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Juan Torres

Operations Manager
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Cesar Garay

BBB Operations Manager
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Mike McCrossin

BBB Assistant Program Manager
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Peter Anagnos

BBB Assistant Operations Manager
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Mar Jackson

BBB Team Captain