Michigan in Transition: From Leading The Auto Industry to Global Smart Mobility Leader

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Michigan in Transition: From Leading Auto Industry to Global Smart Mobility Leader” features Trevor Pawl. Mr. Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads the Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. Pawl is responsible for working across state government, academia and private industry to grow Michigan’s mobility ecosystem through strategic policy recommendations and new support services for companies focused on the future of transportation.

Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer
Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification
State of Michigan

In the 10-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Pawl discusses these questions:

• What is the vision and mission behind the new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, and how did you determine the six objectives?
• Tell me more about your background and what brought you to this new position?
• Are there other states or regions that are doing work like this? What makes Michigan unique?
• What do you see as the biggest challenges and opportunities to advance Michigan in the area of mobility?
• Michigan has a reputation and history in mobility as the engine of America. How do you foresee this office maintaining that and keeping ahead of the curve as the industry transitions?

About Trevor Pawl:
Trevor Pawl is Chief Mobility Officer, Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification, State of Michigan

Trevor Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads the Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. In this position, Pawl is responsible for working across state government, academia and private industry to grow Michigan’s mobility ecosystem through strategic policy recommendations and new support services for companies focused on the future of transportation.

Prior to this position, Pawl served as the Senior Vice President of Business Innovation at the MEDC, where he led the official state programs for mobility (PlanetM), supply chain assistance (Pure Michigan Business Connect), export assistance (Michigan International Trade program) and entrepreneurial assistance (Michigan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program).

Before joining the MEDC, Pawl brought with him experience in supply chain matchmaking, having led the creation of the economic development program, Connection Point, at the Detroit Regional Chamber, which later became Pure Michigan Business Connect.

Trevor has been named Crain’s Detroit Business’s “40 Under 40” and “50 Names to Know in Government”. He’s also been named Development Counsellors International’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Economic Development” and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council’s “Government Advocate of the Year”.

Pawl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy.

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