Massachusetts Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship / Co-Chairman, Executive Office of Housing and Economic / Digital Healthcare Council
Katie Stebbins is the Massachusetts Assistant Secretary for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and leads the State’s efforts in the areas of cyber security, robotics, digital health, advanced manufacturing, IOT, marine technology, and the start-up ecosystem. In this role, Katie convenes sector leaders and prioritizes investments on behalf of the Baker Administration and diligently exposes community leaders across the state to the economic opportunities being generated in Massachusetts.
Katie has served the public sector for over twenty years, playing a leadership role in community based economic development, specifically in low-income communities. Through this work, Katie honed her expertise in workforce development, community engagement, environmental science, public health, and real estate development. Technology and innovation have been a consistent theme throughout Katie’s career as she made it a priority to deliver the most cutting edge science and technology to populations that are generally the last to receive such benefits.
Katie is an avid entrepreneur and mentor having started three companies of her own and dozens of community based programs and projects. Her former consulting company played a lead role in establishing and growing the Holyoke Innovation District in Holyoke, MA, one of the first innovation districts in the State and the only one located within a high poverty community.
Katie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Graduate Degree in City Planning from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Boston Business Journal named Katie one of the top ten “2016 Women to Watch in Science and Technology”.