Distinguished Lecture Series with Trevor Pawl
Speaker(s): Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer — State of Michigan
Presentation Title: A Vision for the Future of Michigan Mobility & Electrification
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Continuing Education Units (CEU): .1*
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Abstract: As Chief Mobility Officer for the state of Michigan, Trevor Pawl will be sharing the vision for the state’s new mobility office, the reason for its creation, and its purpose – which is to be a tool for all key mobility stakeholders in Michigan.
Trevor Pawl is the Chief Mobility Officer for the State of Michigan, and leads 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.