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Leadership. Advocacy. Results.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership makes ideas happen.

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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 of 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 Coordinator

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

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Scott Murphy
contributing photographer/ website & communications
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