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 is a hub for business acceleration, investment, and research in packaging, food, the built environment, electronics and apparel & textiles and seeks 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. Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.