About the Speaker
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    Katie Stebbins
    Vice President for Economic Development, University of Massachusetts President's Office

    Katie Stebbins is the Vice President for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts. She serves as a liaison to the business community, establishing and growing research and workforce development partnerships to benefit the university and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Representing UMass, the state’s second-largest employer and an institution responsible for $6.2 billion in annual economic impact, Katie is focused on business collaboration and increasing the state’s competitiveness in key sectors, including cyber security. Katie was previously Assistant Secretary for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Massachusetts, where she led state investment efforts in robotics, advanced manufacturing and cyber security.