Hailing from Sacramento, California, prior to joining the Downtown Spokane Partnership, Cameron held the role of Vice President for Sacramento’s top public relations/public affairs agency, Randle Communications. Cameron championed catalytic downtown projects and the revitalization of Sacramento’s urban core as District Affairs & Development Director at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership from 2015 to 2021 where she worked closely with property and business owners and stakeholders overseeing the organization’s growing public policy, economic development, external affairs, public relations and marketing programs.
Cameron graduated from the University of California, Davis. Named one of Sacramento’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2012, she has been a constant advocate for the local business community. Cameron served as 1st Vice Chair on the California Downtown Association board of directors and was a member of the ULI Sacramento Women in Leadership Committee and Greater Sacramento Regional Council for Make-A-Wish Northeastern and Central California and Northern Nevada. A past participant in the International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leader Program and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber’s Catalyst Leadership Program, Cameron also previously served on the Sacramento Metro Chamber board of directors and ULI Sacramento executive board. In 2014, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber and PR Professional of the Year by the Sacramento Public Relations Association.
Spokane native, Andrew brought several years of relevant experience to the DSP starting in 2007, most recently as an Army Officer where he worked closely with Iraqi government officials in northern Iraq. Andrew has focused his tenure at the DSP on program and project management and is passionate about developing downtown’s public realm. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from EWU and spends his free time with his wife and three children.
- Public Policy
- Parking Programs
- Parking Advisory Committee
Paul is new to Spokane, having recently moved from Orlando, Florida, but he already loves the city and the surrounding area. He has earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and is a licensed real estate broker. Paul has abundant experience in both residential property management and school facilities and operations leadership, and he looks forward to using that experience to help make downtown Spokane a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful place to live, work, and play.
He and his wife are new empty-nesters with both of their sons now in college. They enjoy traveling and exploring new places, and love spending time on the water. In fact, Paul is a former jet-ski racer and competitive barefoot water skier. Both he and his wife love hockey and plan on going to as many Spokane Chiefs games as possible!
- Public Safety & Hospitality
- Beautification & Cleanliness
- Placemaking & Public Space Improvements
Elisabeth Hooker is the Marketing and Programming Director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership, where she fosters programs, events, and campaigns to highlight over 800 businesses located within the urban core of the City of Spokane. Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Washington State University and has enjoyed building her career in the Inland Northwest. Prior to joining the DSP in April of 2014, Elisabeth spent a decade at STCU building educational programs for youth and adults as well as cultivating community programs and volunteerism. Alongside multiple committees, Elisabeth has served as a board member for the Spokane Lilac Festival Association, the Spokane Scholars Foundation, and the Women Helping Women Fund Spokane.
- Advertising and Communications
- Events and Activations
Kevin comes to Spokane by way of Anchorage, Alaska, where he was born and he raised. After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, he returned to Anchorage where he worked for five years as an account executive for a marketing and advertising agency. He is thrilled to be a part of the DSP team and do all he can to make downtown one of the best places to live and play. In his spare time Kevin can be found on the volleyball courts, checking out the latest local brewery, or hiking and running around all of the great outdoors the Inland Northwest has to offer.
- Ratepayer Relations
- Member Retention
- Business and Resource Management
Maria holds an MBA in Global Management from Dominican University of California located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she most recently worked with premier companies, such as Marin Symphony, Pasha Group, and Littler Mendelson in San Francisco. At Marin Symphony, Maria worked together with the Director of Operations & Finance, Treasure, Executive Committee members, and the Executive Director to enhance its financial structure. Leading the symphony’s new budget across all departments for a grounded and unified budget structure. She was also responsible for the development of a number of initiatives supporting the overall organization strategy of financial improvements and revenue growth. Maria’s diverse analysis consulting experience and business leadership background will add to the DSP in its continued commitment to innovation. She likes to go to explore Spokane's music scene in her free time, or take a walk at the park with her dog Mozart.
Alexandra is a passionate musician and educator with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Eastern Washington University. As a dedicated private voice teacher in Spokane, she shares her expertise and love for music with her students, inspiring them to achieve their full potential. Prior to joining the Downtown Spokane Partnership, Alexandra served in various roles such as Finance Associate and Manager of Education programs for the Spokane Symphony. She continues to contribute to the local music community by organizing enriching educational events and immersing herself in the vibrant arts scene at the Fox Theater. One of Alexandra's cherished aspects of downtown Spokane is the plethora of opportunities it offers, from discovering new books to selecting thoughtful gifts for her friends, and taking leisurely strolls around the picturesque Riverfront Park, all conveniently within reach.
- Human Resources and Hiring
- Ratepayer and Member Billing
- Directory Maintenance