In 2000, Mickey was Founding Chair of The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. In her retirement, she once again became Chair from 2013-2017.
Mickey Katz-Pek’s career spans over 45 years. For 17 years she was an administrator at the UM Medical School helping to develop the first Recombinant DNA facilities and launching the Diabetes Research & Training Center. She co-founded BioQuant, an early spinout from UM and launched Biotechnology Business Consultants retiring after 26 years. During this time she worked with many entrepreneurs, economic development organizations and universities throughout the country.
She served as Founding Chair of the Michigan Biotech Association (now MBA); Chair of the Michigan Center for High Technology; the Local Development Finance Authority; the National Board of the American Diabetes Association; and the Board of Ann Arbor Commerce Bank. She has been a Board Member of NSF International Holdings since 2007.
Mickey has been acknowledged as one of Michigan’s top 10 businesswomen from the National Association of Women Business Owners; and has twice been listed as one of Detroit’s Most Influential Women by Crain’s. In October 2018 she was one of the recipients of the inaugural Michigan Bioscience Pantheon Awards,
Mickey continues to chair the Legacy Pledge Fund Campaign. Her heart lies here – with women who struggle for a myriad of reasons.