board of directors

The Downtown San Diego Partnership Board of Directors is made up of committed community and civic leaders with a shared passion for advancing the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of DowntownThey help guide the strategic direction of the organization and serve as champions for Downtown’s unique urban neighborhoods 

BOARD OFFICERS

Chanelle Hawken (Chair)

Cox Communications

James Lawson (Immediate Past Chair)

Presidio PAG, Inc.

Diana Puetz (Vice-Chair)

San Diego Padres

Phil Rath (Treasurer)

Rath Miller

Bill Sauls (Chief Legal Officer)

William H. Sauls, Attorney at Law

Michele Vives (Secretary)

Douglas Wilson Companies

Betsy Brennan (President & CEO)

Downtown San Diego Partnership

executive commitee

Craig Benedetto        

California Strategies, LLC 

 

Betsy Brennan  

(President & CEO) 

Downtown San Diego Partnership 

 

Michael Burton         

Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate  

 

Ashley Chamberlayne 

BOSA Development 

 

Scott Crider 

SDG&E 

 

Steve Cushman         

Cush Enterprises 

 

Brian Fish 
Buchalter  

 Jeff Forrest 

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter
& Hampton LLP
 

 

Marin Gertler 

IQHQ 

 

Howard Greenberg 

Trilogy Real Estate Management  

 

Chanelle Hawken  

(Chair) 

Cox Communications 

 

Keith B. Jones            

Ace Parking  

 

John LaRaia 
H.G. Fenton Co. 

James Lawson  

(Immediate Past Chair)            

Presidio PAG, Inc. 

 

Mero Marmé 

Dentons US LLP 

 

Monica Montano 

Scripps Health 

 

Justine Nielsen  

IQHQ 

 

Sumeet Parekh  

HP Investors, LLC 

 

Diana Puetz 

(Vice Chair) 
San Diego Padres 

Phil Rath  

(Treasurer) 

Rath Public Affairs 

 

Daniel Reeves 

Juniper Strategic Advisory  

 

Krista Torquato 

Bank of America  

 

Ray Varela 

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE 

 

Michele Vives 

(Secretary)        

Douglas Wilson Companies  

 

Martine Zettle 
Turner Construction     

See the full 2021-2022 Board of Directors