Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Elects New Executive Director
The Executive Committee of the Massachusetts
Technology Collaborative (MassTech), an NEC
member, has elected Carolyn Kirk, previously Massachusetts’Deputy Secretary for
Housing and Economic Development, as its next Executive Director. MassTech is a
public agency that works to enhance economic growth, accelerate technology use
and adoption, and harness the value of research by engaging in meaningful
collaborations across academia, industry, and government.
With experience in the private and public sectors, Kirk
received support in her election from Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant
Governor Karyn Polito. Kirk has served
as the acting Executive Director of the agency since June 2018.
In selecting Kirk as the new Executive Director, the
MassTech Executive Committee noted her experience in resolving complex
organizational challenges, such as her management of the expansion of broadband
in areas of Western and Central Massachusetts. They also commended her contributions
related to advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity.
“Carolyn Kirk has made meaningful contributions to the Commonwealth in both the public and private sectors and I am pleased she has been named as MassTech’s next executive director,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Carolyn’s leadership on broadband access, cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing have made a lasting impact on the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Carolyn for her work with our Administration over the last four years, and look forward to our continued partnership as she leads MassTech to foster continued growth and innovation across Massachusetts.”
The New England Council congratulates MassTech on its new
leadership and for its continued promotion of innovation and a vibrant economy