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Departments

Charged with managing Downtown Long Beach’s business improvement districts, the DTLB Alliance 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.

Leadership & Administration

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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Stew Stephens

Programming Assistant
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Koda Strider

Administrative Assistant
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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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Amanda Barrera

Digital Media Coordinator
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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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Community Outreach & Events

Plans signature DLBA events such as Taste of Downtown, DTLB Art Walk, New Year’s Eve fireworks and more! The department also represents DLBA services to various neighborhood groups and associations, working each day to keep Downtown connected.
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Justine Nevarez

Community Outreach & Events Manager
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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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Veronica Giron

Homeless Outreach Coordinator
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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