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Kathleen Rawson Stepping Down as CEO of DTSM, Inc.

Rawson to assume new role for Hollywood-area BID

By Sam Catanzaro

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) has announced that after 25 years with the organization, CEO Kathleen Rawson is stepping down.

According to DTSM, Rawson will be stepping down from her role on January 21 to assume her new role as CEO of The Hollywood Partnership, a Property-Based Business Improvement District in the Hollywood area.

“It has been an absolute privilege to serve this incredible community for the last 25 years. I am immensely proud of the work we have done at DTSM and would like to thank all those who I have had the pleasure of working with along the way,” said Rawson. “It has been my honor to serve alongside the many DTSM staff and board members, businesses, property owners, and citywide partners that have been dedicated to this community during my time here. I look forward to my next adventure in Hollywood but will miss Santa Monica dearly.”

Prior to joining DTSM, Rawson held roles with the Holiday Inn Hotel at the Pier (now the Wyndham), The Huntley Hotel and the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau. She currently serves as the Board Chair for the International Downtown Association and previously served as chair of the Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation and the Venice Land Use and Planning Committee for the Venice Neighborhood Council.

The DTSM Board of Directors will engage in an executive search for a new CEO in early 2022.

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