Adam Carrillo leads all Economic Development initiatives and programming for the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), joining the team in 2015. Prior to his work for the DLBA, Mr. Carrillo spent over a decade in the competitive advertising industry. Retaining and supporting the entrepreneurial growth of the most successful brands utilizing direct response marketing from brands ranging from Nestlé to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Mr. Carrillo received a certification in Economic Development from Fresno State University and is in the process of finalizing a CEcD certification from the International Economic Development Council. He currently resides in Long Beach with his partner, Lena Gonzalez, and their three boys.