Katharine Hazard Flynn

Executive Director URI Business Engagement Center at University of Rhode Island

Katharine Flynn is the Director of Corporate and Foundation relations at University of Rhode Island. Prior to her work at URI, she was Director of Business Development at RI Economic Development Corporation.


Katharine joined RIEDC in 2004 as a Business Development Manager specializing in Consumer Goods and Design and was promoted to the Director position in 2006. At RIEDC, she was responsible for a team of Business Development specialists who help businesses large and small in Rhode Island as they grow. Prior to joining RIEDC, Katharine worked in Investment Banking in New York City for over twenty years. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Moses Brown School, as well as on the Board for Year Up Providence.


Katharine has a Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University in Mathematical Economics.

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