Kris Michell, who’s worked for both Mayor Jerry Sanders and former Mayor Susan Golding as chief of staff, was named president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, a nonprofit business advocacy group, the organization said Dec. 7.
Michell, with Sanders for the past five years, was selected for the job from a field of more than a dozen finalist candidates, said Chairman Scott Maloni.
“Her experience will help strategically position the partnership as the leading advocate for downtown,” Maloni said.
Michell’s resume also includes a stint with the San Diego Padres after her tenure with Golding. Before her job with Sanders, she was vice president of the Sickels Group, and a vice president at Marsh Risk and Insurance Services.
Michell is remaining with Sanders until Jan. 14, and starts her new gig Feb. 14, which sounds like a lovely new beginning.
Sanders named Deputy Chief of Staff Julie Dubick to take Michell’s place.
— Mike Allen