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Kim Zentz

Washington State University, Pullman



  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Idaho
  • Master’s of Engineering Management, Washington State University

Kim is the Director of the Engineering and Technology Management graduate program for Washington State University’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. With nearly 30 years of senior executive leadership experience, Kim has held positions as CEO of Innovate Washington Foundation, executive director of Sirti (also known as the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute), CEO of the Spokane Transit Authority, as founding president and COO of Avista Labs (now ReliOn) and manager, gas and electric technical services for Avista Utilities.  Additionally, Kim is a consultant to Spokane and other entities pursuing smart city technology applications.

Present and former Board positions include Innovate Washington Foundation (dba Ignite Northwest), Spokane University District Development Association, United Way, Greater Spokane Incorporated, and Mobius Spokane.  Kim served on the Governor’s Clean Energy Leadership Council and is a member of the Pivotal Leaders Network, a group of executives identified by their peers as the top clean technology business leaders in the Northwest.  Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and a Master’s of Engineering Management, now Engineering and Technology Management, from Washington State University.

Kim Zentz