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At the Downtown Denver Partnership we believe that every day is your chance to make this city a better place.

Our team at the Downtown Denver Partnership is made up of passionate, qualified city builders who, in partnership with our Board of Directors and Members, are leading the charge to build an economically powerful center city.

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Executive Team & Executive Office

Tami Door, CEO Downtown Denver Partnership (303) 534-6161

Tami Door

President & CEO

Guided by a passion for city building and a commitment to the strategic and successful future of Downtown Denver, Tami Door leads the Downtown Denver Partnership as president and CEO and guides the organization’s implementation of its long-term strategy, the 2007 Downtown Area Plan, to build an economically healthy and vital center city. Instrumental in the creation of the 2007 Downtown Area Plan and several other key planning efforts, Door has a local, regional and national reputation for her keen ability to convene public, private and non-profit stakeholders to identify opportunities for the center city and achieve transformational results. Door is an internationally recognized citybuilder, serving as chair of the International Downtown Association. In 2019, she was honored as one of Denver’s Most Outstanding CEOs by the Denver Business Journal, a testament to her visionary leadership that spans Denver and beyond. Door joined the Partnership in 2005 after serving as executive vice president of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest regional chamber, and as vice president supermarket banking at First Chicago-NBD Bank N.A. Door has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Wayne State University and has completed several leadership and strategic planning programs. She has also served as vice chair of the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors, treasurer of the Urban Leadership Foundation, co-chair of the Denver Commission to End Homelessness, and is a Board member of VISIT Denver, the Denver Theatre District and a member of the Young President’s Organization. She has been recognized in the Denver Business Journal’s PowerBook and selected as the 9NEWS Leader of the Year.

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Kate Barton

Executive Vice President, Executive Office and Special Projects

Kate oversees the management of the Executive Office including marketing and communications and public policy for the Partnership. In addition, Kate manages the Partnership’s work to foster a culture of in entrepreneurship in Downtown Denver. She serves as the Executive Office liaison to board members and key stakeholders and oversees an array of organizational special projects and programs. Prior to the Partnership, Kate lived in New York City primarily working for Vibrant Media, a digital advertising technology company. Her roles ranged from marketing to strategic operations. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver. Kate serves on the Board of Directors for the Golden Triangle Creative District, Judi's House, and the Auraria Higher Education Center, and is a member of the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee. She has been recognized in the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2020 and was a 2015 Emerging Leader Fellow from the International Downtown Association.

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Bob Pertierra

Senior Vice President, Economic Development

Bob is responsible for guiding economic development and growing Denver's thriving economic base as part of the Partnership's Executive Management Team. This broad work includes attracting investment to the center city, business recruitment and retention, growing Denver's entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem, housing, retail, and public policy initiatives. As a leader in executing dynamic place-based economic development strategy, Bob primarily focuses on recruiting and retaining employers; working with developers, financial entities, and government representatives in attracting and planning for new development; promoting our center city's brand as an economic bud and home for innovation in the region; and directing efforts to attract diverse housing development to Downtown. Most recently, Bob has served as the President and CEO of Pertierra and Company where he was a strategic advisor to startups and growth companies, prior to which he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Greater Houston Partnership.

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Jim Kirchheimer

Senior Vice President, Member Experience

Jim primarily focuses on member recruitment, engagement, and retention, as well as overseeing all member events. In addition, Jim manages the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and the Member Experience Committee. Jim was previously the Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development, and Director of Economic Development at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, preceded by 25 in retail management. Jim is a member of the LoDo District Board of Directors, served on the Southeast Transportation Advisory Board and is a member of, and has presented to, organizations such as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the International Downtown Association, and the Rocky Mountain Shopping Center Association. Jim is a native of Chicago and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, with BS degrees in Marketing and Organizational Behavior.

Beth-Moyski (303) 571-8226

Beth Moyski

Senior Vice President, Special Districts

Beth oversees the administration and management of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), is the Executive Director of the 14th Street General Improvement District (GID), and works closely with other special districts in and around the Denver City Center. Most recently, Beth was honored with recognition as a 2017 Emerging Leader Fellow from the International Downtown Association. Previously, Beth was the Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Superior, Colorado, responsible for policy, planning and development, economic development, safety and municipal court, budget development and coordination, public relations, green initiatives, and special projects. In addition to experience in local government, including the City of Greenwood Village, Beth has worked in the Colorado State Capital for a State Senate majority leader. Beth currently serves as the Chairperson of the Executive Board for The Platte Forum and is a past member the Starlight Children’s Foundation Executive Board, the Denver Art Museum Volunteer Executive Board, and the Wynkoop Residences Board. Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with focus on Judicial Administration from Colorado State University; and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on local government from the University of Colorado at Denver.

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Sharon Alton

Senior Vice President, Downtown Experience

Sharon directs strategic development and implementation of the Partnership’s public events the ensure 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 the development of strategic corporate and community relationships. Sharon oversees the production of A Taste of Colorado, Parade of Lights, Grand Illumination, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks, and the activation of Skyline Park, Wynkoop Plaza, and the 16th Street Mall. Prior to her role at the Partnership, Sharon served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado where she was responsible for leading the organization’s mission, increasing membership, hosting large conferences, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Capitalizing on her background in investment banking, project management, and Graduate course studies in Economics, Sharon was the successful founder and owner of GAIA Consulting Group from 2009-2013. In July 2014, she was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award and in December 2014, she was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. From 2013-2015, Sharon served on the Board of Directors of the Denver 2030 District. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Missouri where she played on the inaugural NCAA women’s soccer team.

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Charlene Laus

Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

Charlene’s primary focus is keeping the Downtown Denver Partnership and its six affiliates running smoothly. Charlene is a member of the Executive Management Team and is responsible for all financial, human resource, and information technology matters of the Partnership. She works closely with the Executive Management Team and the Board of Directors to develop and implement financial and administrative strategies across the organization. Charlene is a consistently top-performing financial, operations, and administrative executive with extensive experience directing all aspects of finance, accounting, treasury, and other administrative functions. Her experience in integrating technology, people, and processes has proven successful many times and she believes in the use of technology to streamline operations, gain efficiencies and increase productivity. Prior to joining the Partnership, Charlene served as the Chief Financial Officer for the National Ecological Observatory Network in Boulder, Colorado, and as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Charlene also served as the Director of Finance and Information Technology for the City of Louisville, and as the Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Greenwood Village, both suburbs in the Denver-Boulder metro area. Charlene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University.

Britt Diehl (303) 571-8205

Britt Diehl

Senior Manager, Public Policy & Special Projects

As Senior Manager of Public Policy & Special Projects, Britt oversees a variety of strategic initiatives that drive the Partnership's mission to build a vibrant city. Britt manages the Partnership's public policy and advocacy work and is program lead for CityLive, the Partnership's resident engagement platform. Britt also manages media relations and directs communication to and from the Executive Management Team. Before joining the Downtown Denver Partnership, Britt spent four years as the Promotion and Social Media Manager at the Downtown Frederick Partnership in Frederick, Maryland where she led marketing and communications efforts and planned community events. While at the Downtown Frederick Partnership, Britt was named Social Media Professional of the Year by the Greater Frederick Chapter of the American Advertising Federation and a 2016 “Person to Watch” by Frederick Magazine. Britt is a 2012 graduate of Hood College, where she studied Business Management and Economics.

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Vanessa Licciardello

Senior Executive Assistant

Vanessa manages administrative duties for the President and the Executive Office to ensure the Downtown Denver Partnership is operating with utmost efficiency. She also assists with special projects for the Partnership. Prior to joining the team, Vanessa held several roles at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa as Recruiting Manager, Executive Assistant, Hotel Coordinator and more. Her career thus far has been in Hotel Management and she has her Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Economic Development

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Bob Pertierra

Senior Vice President, Economic Development

Bob is responsible for guiding economic development and growing Denver's thriving economic base as part of the Partnership's Executive Management Team. This broad work includes attracting investment to the center city, business recruitment and retention, growing Denver's entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem, housing, retail, and public policy initiatives. As a leader in executing dynamic place-based economic development strategy, Bob primarily focuses on recruiting and retaining employers; working with developers, financial entities, and government representatives in attracting and planning for new development; promoting our center city's brand as an economic bud and home for innovation in the region; and directing efforts to attract diverse housing development to Downtown. Most recently, Bob has served as the President and CEO of Pertierra and Company where he was a strategic advisor to startups and growth companies, prior to which he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Greater Houston Partnership.

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Andrew Iltis

Director, Economic Development

Andrew is focused on creating a downtown where people can easily move to and through the city safely and equitably, supporting a strong economy and active public spaces. Through the Partnership, Andrew has a managing role on Denver Moves: Downtown, a plan that will re-envision Downtown Denver’s transportation system to increase mobility, placemaking, and economic development within the downtown core. Andrew oversees several other Denver initiatives related to pedestrian wayfinding, shared active transportation, Transportation Demand Management, and smart city technology. Prior to the Partnership, Andrew worked in the private sector, consulting cities and states on active transportation and transit projects. In 2017, Andrew was invited to London to participate in the Atkins Technology Fellows Forum, an established think tank of international intelligent mobility leaders working on issues related to Mobility as a Service (MaaS), vehicle electrification, and connected and autonomous vehicles. Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Geographic Information Science, and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Colorado Denver. Andrew sits on the Board of Directors for BikeDenver, a local not-for-profit bicycle advocacy group.

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Sarah Wiebenson

Senior Manager, Economic Development

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Peter Adeyeye

Manager, Research

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Max Gesten

Coordinator, Outreach

Member Experience

Jim-Kirchheimer (303) 571-8209

Jim Kirchheimer

Senior Vice President, Member Experience

Jim primarily focuses on member recruitment, engagement, and retention, as well as overseeing all member events. In addition, Jim manages the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and the Member Experience Committee. Jim was previously the Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development, and Director of Economic Development at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, preceded by 25 in retail management. Jim is a member of the LoDo District Board of Directors, served on the Southeast Transportation Advisory Board and is a member of, and has presented to, organizations such as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the International Downtown Association, and the Rocky Mountain Shopping Center Association. Jim is a native of Chicago and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, with BS degrees in Marketing and Organizational Behavior.

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Aylene McCallum

Senior Director, Civic Leadership Programs

Aylene is responsible for leading the strategic implementation of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s civic leadership programs. By developing and executing a strategic framework that aligns the mission and goals of the Urban Exploration trip, Downtown Denver Leadership Program, and Rocky Mountain City Summit, Aylene aims to build a generation of city-building leaders and cultivate the conversation about Downtown Denver’s future. Aylene McCallum has over 14 years of city-building experience, largely focused in the area of transportation and mobility and was also responsible for creating and implementing the Partnership’s highly successful Urban Exploration program, a best practices trip that brings together the public and private sectors in visits to downtowns across the world. Aylene received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs and Communications from the University of Denver.

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Adina Johnson Dinneen

Senior Manager, Member Experience

Adina manages all aspects of the Partnership’s member events, including the Annual Meeting, the Awards Dinner and monthly Member Forums. In addition, Adina is responsible for coordinating a consistently excellent member experience across the organization. Previously, Adina was the Assistant Director of Events for the University of Washington where she worked closely within University Marketing and Communications and Advancement teams and the Office of the President. Adina hails from the state of Washington and studied at Montana State University before finishing her undergraduate degree with a double major in Public Relations and Business at Central Washington University. Her 13-year career producing large-scale experiences has included many highlights in sports, music, art and culture. Career highlights include aiding in the production of ESPN College GameDay in 2014 and 2016 at the University of Washington; working on the production staff for Lifetime Achievement celebrations for Quincy Jones (NAAM), Crosby Stills and Nash, and Carlos Santana (EMP Founders Award); as well as producing many of Seattle’s most iconic and historic events.

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Nicole Dorsey

Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement

Nicole is responsible for selling and renewing Downtown Denver Partnership Corporate Sponsorships, as well as supporting and managing programmatic and departmental sponsorship sales across the organization, in addition to ensuring that sponsor fulfillment is monitored and communicated appropriately. Nicole has over ten years of progressive corporate fundraising experience with a track record of success, realizing over $5M in gifts for employers. Nicole has an extensive background in the performing arts, including training as a professional ballet dancer with the Colorado Ballet. After completing her graduate work with a degree of Business Management in Arts Administration from Boston University, she worked at the Cincinnati Ballet ($7M operating budget) successfully managing numerous fundraising campaigns, before moving on to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra ($40M operating budget) as the Director of Sponsor & Corporate Relations. Nicole currently serves as a member of B:CIVIC and 2020 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts graduate.

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Kate Richards

Manager, Membership Sales

Kate is responsible for all Downtown Denver Partnership member lead generation, referrals and recruitment, as well as managing the Member Experience Council and Lunch & Learns for new and prospective members. Kate is actively involved with member engagement and events, the creation and production of Member Experience collateral material and website design. Kate has worked in membership sales for both corporate companies and non-profit organizations for over ten years and is a graduate of the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy training program and 2019 Downtown Denver Leadership Program.

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Brooke LaPlaca

Manager, Civic Leadership Programs

Brooke manages the CityBuild program and supports the Downtown Denver Leadership Program. She is passionate about collaboration and excited to bring together energetic individuals that are eager to work on big ideas. Prior to working on programs, Brooke was responsible for The Partnership’s retention and renewal efforts. In this role, she implemented processes that helped improve efficiencies. Before joining The Partnership, Brooke served as the Program and Events Manager at the Mason Deerfield Chamber. When she isn’t doing touristy activities, Brooke enjoys eating locally, reading, serving as a CASA, and volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Angela Esquibel

Coordinator, Member Retention

Downtown Environment

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Beth Moyski

Senior Vice President, Special Districts

Beth oversees the administration and management of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), is the Executive Director of the 14th Street General Improvement District (GID), and works closely with other special districts in and around the Denver City Center. Most recently, Beth was honored with recognition as a 2017 Emerging Leader Fellow from the International Downtown Association. Previously, Beth was the Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Superior, Colorado, responsible for policy, planning and development, economic development, safety and municipal court, budget development and coordination, public relations, green initiatives, and special projects. In addition to experience in local government, including the City of Greenwood Village, Beth has worked in the Colorado State Capital for a State Senate majority leader. Beth currently serves as the Chairperson of the Executive Board for The Platte Forum and is a past member the Starlight Children’s Foundation Executive Board, the Denver Art Museum Volunteer Executive Board, and the Wynkoop Residences Board. Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with focus on Judicial Administration from Colorado State University; and a Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis on local government from the University of Colorado at Denver.

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Vince Martinez

Director, Downtown Operations, AICP

Vince oversees the work of our Service Coordinators and Quality Control Inspector. Additionally, Vince manages the Business Improvement District’s highest-profile contractor, The BID Clean Team, in their efforts to showcase downtown’s clean and safe image. His outreach efforts with BID stakeholders help to identify areas in need of special assistance and encourage stakeholders to take ownership of downtown and ensure a safe, clean and vibrant environment. Vince can often be found on the 16th Street Mall and throughout downtown talking with stakeholders, Clean Team members and Mall regulars alike to better understand the daily ins and outs of the BID. Vince has been a leader of several downtown and commercial district revitalization groups in Colorado and Texas. Vince started his career in downtown development in Houston, Texas as the Assistant Director of the Downtown Historic District, an Urban District of the Texas Main Street Program. From Houston, Vince moved back to his home town of San Antonio, Texas to become Executive Director of the Southtown Main Street Alliance. Eventually moving to Denver, Vince has served as Executive Director of Downtown Colorado, Inc. and has consulted on a private basis with several non-profits and communities along Colorado’s Front Range. He has served on community and professional boards including the Boards of the Texas Downtown Association and the TIRZ Zone #1 in San Antonio. Vince earned his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver and has a BA in History from Texas State University.

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Ryan Butcher

Specialist, Downtown Environment

Ryan serves as the primary inspector on the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District’s Operations team. In addition to performing daily inspections on the Mall, as well as in important enterprise districts and throughout the 120-block BID of our cleaning and maintenance crews, he also oversees maintenance of electrical and irrigation systems on the 16th Street Mall and in the Five Points BID. Ryan enjoys the opportunity to work closely with Downtown stakeholders in making Denver and Wynkoop Plaza at Union Station premier destinations. Born in Colorado Springs, he attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he got his B.A. in Classical Antiquities, with an emphasis in Roman history and Latin literature. In Denver, he attended Metropolitan State to study Economics, earning a life-time membership in the International Golden Key Honors Society.

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Amanda Miller

Senior Specialist, Downtown Environment

Amanda is passionate about creating a sustainable, green center city where the city, residents, and nature can coexist. Amanda oversees the Tree Health Program in which she works to manage downtown’s existing tree canopy as well as support efforts to grow the Business Improvement District’s overall tree canopy from 4% land area to 10%. She also collects, manages, and analyzes data regarding downtown amenities, visitor trends, and upcoming projects. She is always available to lend support to BID property owners. Born and raised in New York, Amanda attended the State University of New York at Oneonta where she got a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Geography, with a focus on Geographic Information System. She obtained her Master’s of Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling. Prior to joining the Partnership, Amanda worked for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection as a Forester on its Green Infrastructure Unit. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, camping, and knitting.

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Steve Shireman

Senior Manager, Downtown Security

Steve ensures Downtown Denver residents, workers, and visitors are safe by implementing innovative practices and collaborating with the private security team and city agencies. He has played a crucial role in building the security team and propelling the Security Action Plan forward during his three years as Account Manager with Allied Security. Prior to this, Steve was a Program Security Manager and Industrial Security Representative at Ball Aerospace. Steve also served as Information System Security Manager and Deputy Facility Security Manager with JT3, a contract security company for the military. Steve has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Pamela Sellden

Manager, Downtown Environment

Pamela oversees the installation and scheduling of the banner, poster case, and flyer programs as well as the holiday lights programs on the 16th Street Mall (including Skyline Park), California, Curtis, Larimer, and 14th Street. She manages the permitting and regulation of the horse carriage program; the permitting and regulation of 16th Street Mall sidewalk cafes and the vending program; and the permitting process for special events on the 16th Street Mall. Pamela provides support for the entire Downtown Environment team. Pamela graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with degrees in Psychology and Alternative Institutions. In addition to over 8 years working as a counselor, Pam has experience working for an international oil and gas exploration company and for a variety of financial groups and businesses. She also has experience with Theatres and Arenas helping to market and facilitate more than 1,000 successful events at Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Denver Coliseum, the former McNichols Sports Arena and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Pamela has been active with many crisis intervention and emergency response groups and is currently a member of Outdoor Mindset and with the Sakura Foundation.

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Sabina Valencia

Specialist, Downtown Operations

Sabina serves as the eyes and ears of the Partnership and Business Improvement District, enforcing regulations and working with property owners, outreach workers and ambassadors to ensure Downtown is safe, clean and vibrant. Sabina leads the snow removal efforts on the mall, CPV, Millennium Bridge and other areas in the district. Sabina is responsible for the QC of the 16th Street Mall, 14th St GID, and 15th Street, along with the bridges that the BID manages, Tail Tracks area, and the Federal District. She holds a vital role to facilitate many of the administrative duties for the BID Operations team. Prior to joining the Downtown Environment team, Sabina worked as the Office Coordinator for the Partnership for just over a year. Upon moving to Colorado in 2018, she worked for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and continues to expand her love of nature in the great state of Colorado. Sabina is getting more involved in Denver, particularly through her love of making and appreciating the arts and urban planning.

The Commons on Champa

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Teresa Densmore

Manager, The Commons on Champa

Chantel Allbee

Lead of Innovation Programs

Chantel leads and oversees all programming and initiatives at The Commons on Champa. Chantel also manages operations and works closely with the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee in planning for Denver Startup Week including developing the content, schedule, and event logistics for this global networking event. To learn more about The Commons on Champa, please visit www.thecommons.co. Previously, Chantel has worked with major universities and nonprofits on event production and project management initiatives spanning 10+ years and both coasts. Originally from upstate New York, she is delighted to call beautiful Colorado home with her husband and dogs.

Marketing & Communications

Kate Barton (303) 571-8202

Kate Barton

Executive Vice President, Executive Office and Special Projects

Kate oversees the management of the Executive Office including marketing and communications and public policy for the Partnership. In addition, Kate manages the Partnership’s work to foster a culture of in entrepreneurship in Downtown Denver. She serves as the Executive Office liaison to board members and key stakeholders and oversees an array of organizational special projects and programs. Prior to the Partnership, Kate lived in New York City primarily working for Vibrant Media, a digital advertising technology company. Her roles ranged from marketing to strategic operations. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver. Kate serves on the Board of Directors for the Golden Triangle Creative District, Judi's House, and the Auraria Higher Education Center, and is a member of the Denver Startup Week Organizing Committee. She has been recognized in the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2020 and was a 2015 Emerging Leader Fellow from the International Downtown Association.

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Josh Schneider

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

Josh leads the Marketing and Communications team at the Downtown Denver Partnership. Orchestrating comprehensive marketing strategy, communications, and creative storytelling in an effort to amplify the Partnership’s programs, initiatives, and brand of visionary citybuilders. Prior to joining the Partnership, Josh was an Associate Creative Director and Lead Strategist for a local marketing agency. His expertise derived from over ten years of working with some of the brightest marketing minds in the industry while helping brands grow and maintain their consumer’s attention with integrated omnichannel campaigns, strategic innovation, and disruptive creative execution.

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Cristina Gonzales

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Cristina oversees the Partnership's digital marketing presence, including social media, website, and email, in addition to managing content and collateral production. Cristina started her career as an Account Executive at a digital marketing agency where she managed website, social media, and branding clients. Prior to joining the Partnership, Cristina worked as a Marketing Specialist in both the financial services and retail industries, where she focused on creative storytelling and cross-channel strategy. Cristina received both her Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management from the University of New Mexico.

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Will Sheehan

Graphic Designer

Downtown Experience

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Sharon Alton

Senior Vice President, Downtown Experience

Sharon directs strategic development and implementation of the Partnership’s public events the ensure 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 the development of strategic corporate and community relationships. Sharon oversees the production of A Taste of Colorado, Parade of Lights, Grand Illumination, the New Year’s Eve Fireworks, and the activation of Skyline Park, Wynkoop Plaza, and the 16th Street Mall. Prior to her role at the Partnership, Sharon served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado where she was responsible for leading the organization’s mission, increasing membership, hosting large conferences, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Capitalizing on her background in investment banking, project management, and Graduate course studies in Economics, Sharon was the successful founder and owner of GAIA Consulting Group from 2009-2013. In July 2014, she was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award and in December 2014, she was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. From 2013-2015, Sharon served on the Board of Directors of the Denver 2030 District. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Missouri where she played on the inaugural NCAA women’s soccer team.

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Jacqueline Tattersall

Senior Manager, Public Events

Jacqueline manages the production of A Taste of Colorado, Parade of Lights, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, and the activation of Skyline Park. Jackie began her career in the events industry with the renowned casino and resort: Mohegan Sun. Here, she handled Destination Services for convention groups, working with organizations such as Ernst & Young and Make-a-Wish Foundation before continuing her career as the Public Events Planner. During this time, Jackie planned and executed over 35 events per year, ranging from a 4-day wine and food festival to celebrity golf tournaments. Jackie relocated to Denver in 2018 where she joined the Colorado Convention Center as an Event Manager prior to joining the Partnership. Jackie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports, Entertainment, Event Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.  

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Trenyese Shields

Coordinator, Public Events

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Charlene Laus

Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

Charlene’s primary focus is keeping the Downtown Denver Partnership and its six affiliates running smoothly. Charlene is a member of the Executive Management Team and is responsible for all financial, human resource, and information technology matters of the Partnership. She works closely with the Executive Management Team and the Board of Directors to develop and implement financial and administrative strategies across the organization. Charlene is a consistently top-performing financial, operations, and administrative executive with extensive experience directing all aspects of finance, accounting, treasury, and other administrative functions. Her experience in integrating technology, people, and processes has proven successful many times and she believes in the use of technology to streamline operations, gain efficiencies and increase productivity. Prior to joining the Partnership, Charlene served as the Chief Financial Officer for the National Ecological Observatory Network in Boulder, Colorado, and as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Charlene also served as the Director of Finance and Information Technology for the City of Louisville, and as the Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Greenwood Village, both suburbs in the Denver-Boulder metro area. Charlene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University.

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Ariany Young

Director of Accounting
COSO Certified

Ariany plays a key role in the Accounting department by working with other departments to improve financial reporting, identify process improvements, and assisting in the development and monitoring of the Partnership’s accounting and financial policies. She works closely with the auditors and is responsible for the preparation of audit schedules for all of the Partnership’s related entities. Ariany also works closely with departments in the preparation of budgets and projections throughout the year. Prior to her start at the Partnership, Ariany worked locally as an international accounting analyst at a telecom company, accountant at a small business in special education, and as an accountant to a top design firm. Her non-profit experience comes from her time as the general accountant at a local organization, which promotes the export of U.S. meat to the international market. Prior to moving to Denver, Ariany worked at a mid-size banking institution, where she acquired an extensive amount of experience with customer service and banking relations. Ariany attended Florida Atlantic University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is a native of Brazil, and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

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Hayden Plemmons

Developer of People and Culture

Hayden aims to incorporate a “Human Workplace” into the way the Partnership does business. She manages team member relations and benefits and coordinates the Partnership’s talent acquisition, team building, and cultivation of company culture. Before joining the Downtown Denver Partnership, Hayden worked at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Denver’s luxury landmark hotel, where she was Assistant Director of Human Resources prior to becoming Director of Talent Acquisition. Hayden moved to Denver after getting her start on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where she served as Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources Generalist, then Recruiting Manager for The Sea Pines Resort. Hayden is passionate about incorporating a ‘Human Workplace’ approach into the way businesses are run. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves as a Vice President of Denver Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma Executive Board. Hayden is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, with a degree in Recreation-Tourism Management and Community Leisure Services.

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Jan Dean

Accounting Technician

Jan’s role with the Partnership encompasses many aspects Accounts Payable. Jan processes invoices for Partnership projects, programs, and initiatives, creates checks, and tracks the activity on all DDP credit cards. Jan also offers support of audits for each of the Partnership's operating entities. After graduating from Colorado Mountain College-Leadville; Jan then went on to Fort Lewis College in Durango where she completed her BA in Business Administration.