Leadership. Advocacy. Results.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership makes ideas happen.

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves as the principal voice and driving force behind the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of Downtown San Diego through membership, advocacy and public services. It also serves as the managing organization for several special districts including the Clean & Safe program that provide essential public services in the 275 blocks of Downtown. The organization’s nearly 300 members, representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, technology, banking, law, defense, insurance, communications, energy, and tourism are committed to nurturing a Downtown that benefits the entire San Diego region.


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Check out our annual snapshot of the accomplishments the Downtown Partnership is able to achieve with your support and through our commitment to excellence in membership, advocacy and public services.

Year-End Report

2021 Priorities

Health, safety and housing

Reenergize Downtown San Diego’s economy

Organizational excellence and prioritizing equity

Champion and nurture a Downtown experience for all

Meet The Team

Betsy Brennan

President & CEO

Justin Apger

Chief Operations Officer

Alonso Vivas

Senior Vice President & Executive Director
Clean & Safe Program

Kaitlin Payne

Senior Vice President
Membership & Events

Sarah Brothers

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Josh Coyne

Director of Government Affairs

Rebecca Rybczyk

Economic Development & Government Affairs Manager

Carolyn Perkins

Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Kathryn Newstead 

Membership Development & Programs Manager

Taylor Stahl

Director of Special Projects

Alex Gutierrez

Director of Special Districts

Dani Garcia

Director of Safety Services
Clean & Safe Program

Sean Warner

Director of Community Enhancement

Ernesto Romo

Director of Maintenance Services
Clean & Safe Program

Sam Ramirez

Marketing Designer

Tyler Duncan

Human Resource Manager

Terri Johnson

Director of Finance & Administration

Regina Nolte-Ware

Operations Manager
Clean & Safe Program

Rio Sison

Accounting Manager

Charity Jones

Office Coordinator
Clean & Safe Program

Keturah Jackson

Homeless Outreach Coordinator

Marlene Ayala

Homeless Outreach Coordinator

Sabrina Washington

Travel Coordinator

Roger Flores

Homeless Outreach Data Entry Coordinator

Cesar Lara

Operations Supervisor

Mark Springer

Operations Supervisor

John Bolin

Operations Supervisor

Peter Hernandez

Operations Supervisor

Johnnie Long

Operations Supervisor

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