Kate Daly
Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners

Kate Daly is Executive Director of the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners. The Center, which launched in 2018, incubates innovative startups and links entrepreneurs to academia, industry, and government in order to advance the transition from a linear take, make, waste economy to a restorative one in which materials are shared, re-used, and continuously cycled.

Prior to joining Closed Loop Partners, Kate served in New York City government for more than a decade, most recently as Senior Vice President at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. At NYCEDC Kate led a team launching innovative business development programs to foster the growth of entrepreneurship, strengthen New York City’s anchor and emerging industries, and create new jobs. She managed a portfolio across sectors including smart cities, healthcare, cleantech, fashion, tech, media, and advanced manufacturing.

Kate previously served as the Executive Director of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, where she managed the agency’s strategy, policy, communications, operations, budget, research and stakeholder engagement, and oversaw the landmark designation of more than 7,000 historic buildings.Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.