Stacey Matlen

Senior Vice President, Innovation, Partnership Fund for New York City

As Senior Vice President of Innovation at the Partnership for New York City, Stacey partners with New York governmental agencies to understand their challenges and recruits innovative solutions to solve these challenges. Of note, she oversees two programs with missions to make New York the global leader in transportation and water, The Transit Tech Lab and The Environmental Tech Lab. Through the Transit Tech Lab, Stacey works with the MTA and other regional transit agencies to identify and test solutions that can reduce carbon emissions, enhance operational efficiencies, attract & retain talent, and increase subway capacity and reliability through improvements to the signaling system. Through the Environmental Tech Lab, launched in May 2023, in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Stacey works to enable the largest public water/wastewater utility in the country to source, pilot and evaluate new technologies to help mitigate perilous effects of climate change.

Stacey has a public sector, startup, and public health background: she led multiple initiatives with the City of Detroit’s Office of Mobility Innovation and founded an award-winning startup that increased healthy food access for low-income residents. Stacey holds a Master’s in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan.