Join us on Thursday, February 10th at 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol View Event Center for the AIA February Luncheon. Our program is Innovation District: Building a Bridge of Inclusion in OKC. Oklahoma City’s Innovation District will reshape northeastern Oklahoma City with MAPS 4 funding and other incentives in the next several years. Join President and CEO, Katy Boren, to learn more about the Innovation District and the exciting things to come within the district.
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, the NEOKC Renaissance Board of Directors, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center Advisory Board, and is a member of Downtown Rotary. She also 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, and one of The Friday Paper’s Oklahoma City’s Most Powerful Women.
The deadline to register is Monday, February 7th. AIA Central Oklahoma Members attend free and nonmember guest cost is $25.