DABA Has New Executive Director

DABA Has New Executive Director


Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) President Donna Layburn has announced the appointment of Janet Magleby as the organization’s new executive director.  In her new role Magleby will oversee DABA’s operational and promotional programs., while developing new programs and events.

“We are thrilled to have Janet join DABA,” said Layburn. “She comes to us  with more than 25 years experience in marketing, promotion, PR, and event management.”

Magleby  has served as marketing director for Bay Area radio stations KGO, KNBR, and 107.7 The BONE, Magleby managed on-air promotional activities for sports teams that includded the Giants, the 49ers, the Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. 

While working for Ackerley Communications in Seattle, Magleby managed marketing duties for the Seattle SuperSonics. She worked closely with the National Basketball Associaton on league requirements, promotions, contests, playoffs and All-Star game festivities. 

When she arrived in the Bay Area, Magleby crafted publicity and promotional campaigns that raised nearly $2 million for local charities. These include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Bay Area food banks, and Thanksgiving charities.

She has served in a variety of project leadership roles for many non-profits. Magleby most recently worked as director of marketing and communications for California Shakespeare Theater Cal Shakes. 

“As DABA’s executive director, I am eager to collaborate with business owners,  community members, and  city officials to promote community and economic growth,” Magleby said.
She and her husband, Mitch, have lived in Alameda since 1998.