As president and CEO of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District, Katy Boren spearheads the creation and development of the emerging district and is focused on creating a vibrant, fully-integrated community where people can live, work and play. Her goal is to develop collaboration between Oklahoma’s diverse sectors – bio science, aerospace, tech, energy, manufacturing and more – to foster new opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Denver, Boren pursued a law degree at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, she served a one-year courtship for the Arizona Superior Court before returning to Oklahoma. Boren has practiced oil and gas litigation, served as the vice president of regulatory affairs for Cox Communications for the eastern half of the country, owned her own law firm and acted as the chief of the Utilities Regulation Unit for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office.
An Oklahoma native, Boren is passionate about supporting nonprofits in Oklahoma City and has served on several boards. Boren currently serves on the Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership Board of Directors, NEOKC Renaissance Board of Directors, Oklahoma Contemporary Board of Trustees, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Advisory Board, the State of Oklahoma Broadband Governing Board, and is a member of Oklahoma Women in Tech and Downtown Rotary. She volunteers with Restore OKC and Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in NEOKC. She has been recognized as one of Oklahoma’s Ladies in the News, a Rising Star of Oklahoma, one of the Journal Record’s Woman of the Year – Fifty Make a Difference honorees as well as the Journal Record’s list of the Most Innovative Women, and one of The Friday Paper’s Oklahoma City’s Most Powerful Women.
Connect with Katy at email@example.com.