Chief, ES&V at American Heart Association
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An innovative, people-first leader, Kathleen builds effective teams & consistently delivers operational excellence & measurable results. With extensive experience in innovating across the private & public sectors, Kathleen has successfully co-created, led & mobilized organizations & initiatives in a variety of settings. Kathleen also has a tremendous track record of developing & leveraging collaborative relationships & strategic alliances with diverse stakeholders to create shared value & outcomes, with a particular focus on entrepreneurship, tech & inclusion.
As the EVP of the NYCEDC's Center for Urban Innovation, Kathleen led a 65-person team focused on innovation, tech and entrepreneurship, working collaboratively to address the needs of the private sector. Under Kathleen’s leadership, CUI catalyzed an ambitious and innovative set of initiatives and investments to advance the industries and technologies underlying NYC’s vibrant, sustainable, urban economy. Successes include the launch of an unprecedented, $500 million life sciences initiative, the announcement of the first municipal investment in VR/AR & NYC’s first award of New Market Tax Credits. Previously, as COO & member of the founding team of the Startup America Partnership, Kathleen was instrumental in creating Startup America's national brand, engagement & growth strategy, leading the relationships with founding sponsors, the Case & Kauffman Foundations, its all-entrepreneur board & its key public partner, the White House. Kathleen also launched Startup America’s community of regional Champions & worked closely with its corporate sponsors and key business partners to co-create opportunities to further Startup America's mission of supporting high growth companies & inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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