Program Director, Detroit, Knight Foundation
Katy Locker is the program director for Detroit for the Knight Foundation. In this role, she is focused on helping the people of Detroit become more informed about the changes the city is undergoing and more engaged in being a part of that change.
Locker earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. She previously practiced redevelopment and public law in California, served as a policy analyst with the Judicial Council of California, and served community development nonprofits and the public sector in Detroit.
She has served on the boards of Downtown Detroit Partnership, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Midtown Detroit Inc. and the Detroit Artists Market. In 2016, Crain’s Detroit Business named Locker one of the state’s “100 Most Influential Women.”