Spokane Journal of Business

Downtown Spokane Partnership names new CEO

Former Sacramento executive to become organization's sixth leader

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Emilie Cameron

The Downtown Spokane Partnership has named Emilie Cameron as its new president and CEO.

Cameron most recently worked as vice president of Sacramento, California-based public relations firm Randle Communications and previously served as district affairs and development director at the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.

Scheduled to start May 23, Cameron will become the sixth person to lead the Spokane organization since its founding in 1995.

In press release, Downtown Spokane Partnership board chair Chris Batten said Cameron’s extensive experience in downtown management was a key factor in her hiring. He also said she “brings a new perspective and fresh sense of excitement for Spokane.”

Cameron’s hiring comes three months after Mark Richard left the position to become vice president of expansion and real estate for the United Soccer League, in Tampa, Florida. Richard had led the Downtown Spokane Partnership for nine years. Andrew Rolwes, longtime DSP vice president of public policy and parking, has served as the organization’s interim president since Richard’s departure.

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