Chief Executive Officer
Kim Zentz, P.E., is co-founder and chief executive officer of Urbanova, where she oversees every aspect of the organization’s mission, strategy, and portfolio of projects, assets, and services. Her career spans executive, entrepreneurial, and project leadership across utilities, transportation, tech-based economic development, higher education, and clean-tech startup companies. Kim’s leadership positions include CEO of Innovate Washington, CEO of the Spokane Transit Authority, founding president and COO of Avista Labs (now ReliOn/Plug Power) and several executive positions for Avista Utilities. She is also director of urban innovation for Washington State University (WSU) and previously served as director of the engineering and technology management online graduate program for WSU’s College of Engineering and Architecture. Kim has provided leadership in the community on the boards of the University District Development Association, Spokane County United Way, Mobius Science Center, and Greater Spokane Incorporated, among others. She holds a BSCE from the University of Idaho and a Master of Engineering Management from WSU.