Kate Dineen

Kate Dineen is the President & CEO of A Better City. She served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2019 to April 2023. Prior to joining A Better City, Kate worked for the New York State Governor's Office, serving as the Chief of Staff for State Operations, Assistant Secretary for the Environment, and Deputy Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery after Superstorm Sandy. She was previously U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Policy Director and has worked in the non-profit and media sectors. Kate is an Advisory Council Member for the Tufts University Center for State Policy Analysis and was a Non-Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Homeland Security Project. Kate is also a leading advocate for reproductive rights and was recognized as a 2022 Bostonian of the Year Honorable Mention. She holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and B.A. in English from Williams College and lives in Boston with her family.