Kate Daly is Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners, a New York City-based impact investment firm focused on the circular economy. The Center is a hub for business acceleration, investment, and research in packaging, food, the built environment, electronics and apparel & textiles. Kate previously served as Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she oversaw industry-facing initiatives in sectors including advanced manufacturing, smart cities, cleantech, fashion, tech, and media. Prior to NYCEDC Kate served as the Executive Director of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Kate holds a BA from Cornell University and an MS from the University of Pennsylvania.