Zube Lecture - Katie Stebbins
Katie Stebbins is the Vice President of Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts system. She was previously Assistant Secretary for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she co-chaired Governor Baker’s Digital Health Council and led state investment efforts in health-tech, robotics, advanced manufacturing and cyber security.
Stebbins played a leadership role in establishing and managing M2I2 (Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative), Governor Baker’s nearly $100 million commitment to five Manufacturing USA Institutes. A 20-year veteran of public service and economic development, She has launched three of her own companies. Stebbins is also a shameless champion for mid-size cities, roller derby and women in leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts.