OKC Innovation District CEO namedPublished: Sunday, June 17, 2018 By: Staff Reports Source: NewsOK
Katy Evans Boren has been named president and CEO of Oklahoma City's innovation district, the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation said Friday.
The new position is designed to promote economic growth and civic involvement in the district that includes the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and nearby biotechnology organizations.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Katy Boren's caliber to lead this effort” said David Harlow, chairman of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation. “This is essentially a startup enterprise and she brings a blend of business experience, legal and entrepreneurial know-how, and management and governance expertise that are vital to creating a new entity and putting in place successful strategies for the future."
The Oklahoma Health Center is serving as the governance entity for the district's efforts, which also are supported by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Presbyterian Health Foundation, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma City Redevelopment Authority.