UCI Applied Innovation’s Kate Klimow Elected Chair of Greater Irvine Board of Directors

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July 12, 2018 By Jackie Connor

Kate Klimow, UCI Applied Innovation’s chief administrative officer and director of external relations, has been elected as chair of the Greater Irvine Chamber Board of Directors.

“It’s an honor to chair the Greater Irvine Chamber Board of Directors,” Klimow told the Chamber. “I’m looking forward to leading this highly accomplished group of professionals that stewards the Chamber as it ensures the future economic vitality of Irvine.”
In addition to her newly elected position with the Greater Irvine Chamber, Klimow has served on the Greater Irvine Chamber in several roles since 2012, including the organization’s Board Executive Committee and as chair of the Government Affairs Committee and Programs Committee, where she helped establish the Women of Influence event. The event empowers women to lead and succeed in their lives, businesses and communities.

This is not the first time the Greater Irvine Chamber has collaborated with UCI Applied Innovation. They recently came out to offer their support at the grand opening celebration of the Small Business Development Center at the Cove @ UCI. The SBDC @ UCI Applied Innovation provides a no-cost confidential consulting in business development, funding and technology commercialization strategy, with a specific focus in the life science sector.

Klimow joined UCI Applied Innovation December 2017 and oversees much of UCI Applied Innovation’s operations, as well as providing leadership for central marketing, media and community engagement to advance strategic growth within the department and throughout the Orange County community. She brings a wealth of business, communications and public affairs knowledge from her previous role as Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Staff for UCI’s Strategic Communications and Public Affairs department. Klimow has also served in many impactful leadership roles, including Vice President of Government Affairs for the Orange County Business Council where she championed legislative, regulatory and public policy issues that improve Orange County’s economy and businesses.

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