DSA Staff


Michael Huber, Executive Director
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Michael is an accomplished professional with a history of successfully directing marketing programs, increasing revenue, expanding accounts, and creating organizational value. Before joining DSA, he has worked as the Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County where he was responsible for serving the interests of partner families across the entire county. As the Executive Director he will be responsible for building a strong DSA team, connecting with the downtown stakeholders, and working with the DSA Board of Directors to advance the Downtown Business Improvement District into the future. Read the full press release (04-03-2018).

Charisse Lowry, Office Manager, CTA
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Charisse has been with the Alliance since 1998 when she joined the Hospitality Team. She brought with her a vast experience in customer service and office administration. As a member of the Downtown Hospitality Team, she provided information and support to the area businesses and visitors and gained an in-depth knowledge of Downtown Stockton. Currently working as an Office Manager, Charisse is responsible for office management and administrative support in all five service areas within the Alliance.

Courtney Wood, Economic Development Director, DSELF Administrator, MBA, CTA
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Courtney is a two-time University of the Pacific alumna with over ten years of customer service experience, a Master of Business Administration from the Eberhardt School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of the Pacific.  She came on board at DSA as a Marketing & Events Intern in June 2016 and then, as a Special Projects Assistant, she played a key role in the successful re-certification of the Downtown PBID. In her current role as Economic Development Coordinator, Courtney maintains property owner contact information databases; facilitates DSA’s entrepreneur workshops; and collaborates on implementing economic development initiatives. Her goal is to coordinate with both existing and potential downtown property and business owners to foster a vibrant, supportive community and a flourishing, sustainable economy in downtown.

Alex McBride, Marketing and Communications Director, CTA
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Alex graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2018. She started in September 2018 and is responsible for all creating DSA social media, designing and producing DSA marketing such as the new Downtown Stockton Banners along Weber Avenue, as well as maintaining the DSA brand. Born in Stockton, she hopes to bring in business through the DSA social media pages, as well as to raise awareness of the growth happening in Downtown Stockton.

Johnny Palacios
Ambassador, CTA
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Shirley Griffith
Special Events Ambassador , CTA
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