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About

Leadership. Advocacy. Results.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership makes ideas happen.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership serves as the leading advocate for the economic vitality and growth of Downtown San Diego. We are a member-based, non-profit organization with more than 350 members, representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, technology, banking, law, defense, insurance, communications, energy and tourism.

Our members are committed to creating a vital and vibrant urban center that benefits the entire San Diego region.

Meet The Team

Kris Michell

President / CEO

Daniel Reeves

Senior Vice President
Economic Development & Public Policy

Katherine Johnston

Senior Vice President
Communications

Mari Katherine Urtasun

Senior Vice President
Marketing & CEP

Kaitlin Phillips

Vice President
Membership & Events

Alicia Kostick

Vice President
Finance & Admin

Andy White

Startup Advocate

Alexandra Berenter

Public Policy Manager

Alex Waters

CDI Program Manager

Shelby Harrison

Events & Program Manager

Bell Reza

Executive Assistant

Angela Wells

Media Manager

Alonso Vivas

Executive Director
Clean & Safe Program

Alex Gutierrez

Director of Operations
Clean & Safe Program

Ernesto Romo

Operations Manager
Clean & Safe Program

Lise-Marie Koerchgen

Vice President of External Affairs
Clean & Safe Program

Arturo Quiros

Homeless Outreach Coordinator
Clean & Safe Program

Latara Hamilton

Homeless Outreach Coordinator
Clean & Safe Program

Special Thanks!
Scott Murphy
contributing photographer/ website & communications
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