President’s Office

Tamara Door, President and CEO
Tamara (“Tami”) leads four separate non-profit organizations under the Partnership’s umbrella. Tami sits on six external boards of directors and is Chairman of the Auraria Higher Education Center Board.
Phone: (303) 534-6161 | Send Tami an email
Kate Barton, Senior Manager, Executive Office & Special Projects
Kate oversees the Management of the Executive Office. She serves as the Executive Office liaison to board members and key stakeholders, manages the administrative functions of the President’s Office and oversees an array of organizational special projects and programs.
Phone: (303) 571-8202 | Send Kate an email
Claudia Gutierrez, Receptionist
Claudia manages the front desk, referring calls to the appropriate staff and manages Parking Card sales. She also assists staff with specific projects on an as-needed basis.
Phone: (303) 534-6161 | Send Claudia an email

Commons on Champa (jointly operated with the Colorado Technology Association)

Amy Wofford, Commons on Champa Programs Manager
Amy manages the programming and day-to-day operations at The Commons on Champa. Under Amy’s management, The Commons produces educational programs aimed at supporting Denver’s diverse entrepreneurial and startup community, as well a mentor program and a variety of other startup community focused events. The Commons on Champa is an entrepreneurial resource center operated in partnership with the Colorado Technology Association and City and County of Denver. Learn more at
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Membership Department

Jim Kirchheimer, Senior Vice President, Member Experience
Jim oversees all aspects of the Partnership’s membership efforts, including member recruitment, retention and engagement; sponsorship development; committees and councils; and member experience initiatives and events. Jim’s Member Experience team produces the annual Downtown Denver Awards Dinner and the Partnership’s Annual Meeting, in addition to managing the organization’s customer relationship management system. Jim manages the Downtown Denver Leadership Program, a program built to engage and include emerging leaders in city building. Jim represents the Partnership on the LoDo District Board of Directors.
Phone: (303) 571-8209 | Send Jim an email
Bonnie Gross, Senior Member Relationship Specialist
Bonnie is responsible for maintaining membership retention, including handling member relations, renewal revenue, database management and directing member participation in Partnership activities, initiatives, the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and Downtown Denver Leadership Alumni Association.
Phone: (303) 571-8225 | Send Bonnie an email
Nneka Johnson, Manager, Member Experience
Nneka develops and implements funding strategies for events, including the fundraising campaign for the annual Parade of Lights. She also assists with event sponsor fulfillment. She manages the venues and logistics for the Partnership’s business meetings and events and also serves as the Partnership's staff liaison for the Downtown Denver Annual Awards Jury. Nneka sits on the board of Community Shares Colorado.
Phone: (303) 571-8206 | Send Nneka an email
Caty Carrico, Membership Experience Coordinator
Caty is responsible for assisting with and coordinating the business events for the Downtown Denver Partnership and its affiliate organizations. Caty manages the event sales and reservations for each event, providing genuine customer service when engaging our prospective members, members and stakeholders. In addition, Caty works closely with the organization’s Marketing and Communications Department to create and implement event marketing plans.
Phone: (303) 571-8235 | Send Caty an email
Nicole Dorsey, Member Engagement Specialist
Nicole is responsible for sponsorship development, recruitment and fulfillment; developing and implementing member engagement opportunities; managing the Member Experience Committee and Lunch 'n Learn meetings; and membership sales.
Phone: (303) 571-8228 | Send Nicole an email

Economic Development and Marketing & Communications Departments

Brittany Morris Saunders, Senior Vice President, Economic Development and Public Affairs
Brittany directs economic development, housing, retail, public policy, marketing and communications efforts for the Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID). She manages relationships with a broad stakeholder group, including the business community, public officials and non-profit organizations, as well as oversees the Marketing and Communications and Economic Development departments. Brittany is the team lead for the Partnership’s Economic Development and Retail Councils. She is entering her 5th and final year as a Mayoral appointed Denver Planning Board member and is a member of the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School Board.
Phone: (303) 571-8232 | Send Brittany an email
Brian Phetteplace, Senior Manager of Economic Development
Brian is engaged with Downtown business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, as well as residential development and retail recruitment and retention efforts. Brian monitors the progress of under-construction and planned/proposed developments, meeting with developers, owners, investors and brokers to ensure the success of their projects. Brian manages the Partnership’s LiveDowntownDenver Council, whose focus is growing Downtown’s residential population. In addition, Brian represents the Partnership on the Golden Triangle Board of Directors.
Phone: (303) 571-8205 | Send Brian an email
Brea Olson, Marketing Communications Manager
Brea manages the Partnership’s public relations, communications and marketing, and is the primary contact for media for topics related to Downtown Denver and DDP. She is also responsible for ensuring that DDP stakeholders are engaged with DDP’s policies, events and achievements and oversees the production of all DDP communication vehicles, including the annual report, website, social media and e-newsletters.
Phone: (303) 571-8214 | Send Brea an email
Kate Lynch, Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Kate is responsible for the production and consistency in messaging, design and branding for all Partnership programs, publications and events. She provides assistance to the marketing and communications group in the planning, organizing and implementing of marketing and communications while promoting policies, achievements and events related to Downtown Denver and the Partnership.
Phone: (303) 571-8220 | Send Kate an email
Chloe Rekow, Senior Digital Communications Coordinator
Chloe assists with Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) communications and the implementation of marketing programs and initiatives, and is responsible for the organization and maintenance of all digital content.
Phone: (303) 571-8219 | Send Chloe an email

Downtown Environment

John Desmond, Executive Vice President, Downtown Environment
John manages the Downtown Environment department, and is responsible for the Partnership’s public realm, urban planning, transportation, research and sustainability programs. He serves as the Executive Director of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, overseeing a $6 million annual budget. John is currently leading efforts to undertake a master plan for Downtown parks and public spaces, enhance the 16th Street Mall, improve the bicycle network in Downtown, convert selected streets from one-way to two-way, and rejuvenate the Arapahoe Square neighborhood. John also serves as Vice-Chair of the Auraria Foundation Board of Directors.
Phone: (303) 571-8204 | Send John an email
Beth Moyski, Senior Manager for Special Districts
Beth’s primary responsibilities are to serve as the Executive Director for the 14th Street General Improvement District (GID), the Administrative Manager for the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), and to act as the administrative and outreach lead for Wynkoop Plaza at Denver Union Station. Beth has extensive volunteer experience with the Denver Art Museum and the Young Presidents Organization and has served as a member of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s 16th Street Plan Steering Committee since 2009.
Phone: (303) 571-8226 | Send Beth an email
Susan Fry, BID Operations Manager
Susan manages the operations programs for the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) to assure that the 120-block BID area is clean, safe and attractive. She oversees the BID maintenance contracts, supervises the Downtown Service Coordinators, works closely with public agencies involved in Downtown operational issues and manages the Downtown Ambassador Program and St. Francis Social Service Outreach Program.
Phone: (303) 571-8222 | Send Susan an email
David Ballinger, Downtown Service Coordinator
Dave works with Charlie Hunt to serve as the eyes and ears of the Partnership/BID on the street, enforcing regulations and working with property owners, outreach workers and ambassadors to ensure Downtown is safe, clean and vibrant.
Phone: (303) 571-8238 | Send David an email
Charlie Hunt, Downtown Service Coordinator
Charlie works with David Ballinger to serve as the eyes and ears of the Partnership/BID on the street, enforcing regulations and working with property owners, outreach workers and ambassadors to ensure Downtown is safe, clean and vibrant. Charlie is the current Chair of the LoDo Rotary Foundation and member of the Rotary District 5450 Peace Corps Alliance Committee, he sits on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Forum Housing facility, and is an active member of the Golden Triangle Association Good Neighbor Committee and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado Welcome Wagon Action Team.
Phone: (303) 571-8239 | Send Charlie an email
Aylene McCallum, Director, Downtown Environment
Aylene plays a lead role in advocating policies and initiatives that improve access to/from/around Downtown Denver, especially for transit, bicycles and pedestrians, and develops programs that incentivize individuals to use sustainable modes of transportation. She oversees the Partnership’s research program, including major reports such as the State of Downtown Denver, as well as the collection and management of other important data concerning to Downtown Denver. She also manages the Partnership’s Urban Exploration program and the Transportation and Development Council. Aylene is a co-chair of the Mayor's Parking Commission and also sits on the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Phone: (303) 571-8237 | Send Aylene an email
Emily Brett, Downtown Research Manager
Emily is responsible for coordinating activities within the Partnership’s research department, including the collection, management and analysis of data concerning Downtown Denver, serving as lead author of the Partnership’s major reports, such as the State of Downtown Denver, Downtown Denver Commuter Survey and other timely reports, as well as acting as the primary point of contact for external requests for information about Downtown Denver.
Phone: (303) 571-8216 | Send Emily an email
Aneka Patel, Transportation Outreach Specialist
Aneka works closely with Downtown Denver employers to implement programs and create marketing materials that incentivize and encourage Downtown Denver employees to use sustainable modes of transportation. She also coordinates the collection of Downtown Denver parking information and manages the dissemination of that information to the general public.
Phone: (303) 571-8233 | Send Aneka an email


Sharon Alton, Vice President, Public Events and Activation
Sharon directs strategic development and implementation of the Partnership’s public events so they contribute to the vitality and positive activation of Downtown Denver. She is responsible for creative program management and development, fundraising, sponsorship development, operations management and development of strategic corporate and community relationships. Sharon oversees production of A Taste of Colorado, Parade of Lights, Grand Illumination, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, and activation of Skyline Park, Wynkoop Plaza and the 16th Street Mall.
Phone: (303) 571-8224 | Send Sharon an email
Jen Wilson-Humphries, Manager, Public Events
Jen manages Your Keys to the City, an interactive art program featuring pianos placed on the 16th Street Mall for public use. In addition, she provides operational support to TubaChristmas, Parade of Lights fundraising events, and manages the internship program for the Public Events department. Jen provides planning, programming and operational support to the Southwest Rink, Movies, Games and other various Skyline Park events.
Phone: (303) 571-8211 | Send Jen an email
Cord Rauba, 16th Street Marketplace Manager
Cord manages Downtown Denver’s Marketplace on the Mall activation strategies on the 16th Street Mall.  Marketplace on the Mall, a partnership between the Business Improvement District and the Downtown Denver Partnership, is designed to maximize the customer experiences on the Mall through vending, sampling and special events activities. In addition to ensuring a unique and diverse mix of quality, local cart and kiosk businesses, Cord facilitates a variety of Mall-wide special events, street fairs, and markets as well as affording opportunities for commercial product introduction and promotions. Working in conjunction with the Mall Use Committee and the Mall Vending Task Force, Cord seeks to achieve a vision to engage all visitors of Downtown Denver by enhancing the variety, scope and activity of Marketplace on the Mall.
Phone: (303) 571-8230 | Send Cord an email
Kaylin Tscherpel, Public Events Coordinator
Kaylin coordinates funding strategies, specialty units and an array of logistics for the Parade of Lights. She develops Parade of Lights fundraising events throughout the year to engage the community in the event. Kaylin also manages the main stage hospitality tent at A Taste of Colorado and she coordinates the permitting of Wynkoop Plaza and Special Events on the 16th Street Mall.
Phone: (303) 571-8217 | Send Kaylin an email

Support Services

Jody Zatorski, Manager of Finance and Administration
Jody is a manager who leads the human resource information system functions including talent management benefits and payroll. She supports the IT environment including staff interface and contractor relations and plays key roles in budgeting, insurance, staff training and development. Jody has been instrumental in developing new and improved processes at the Partnership that make operations more efficient.
Phone: (303) 571-8215 | Send Jody an email