Jessica Robinson

Exec Dir
Michigan Mobility Institute

As Executive Director of the Michigan Mobility Institute, I'm working to accelerate the development of talent for the growing mobility industry. Starting in 2021, the Michigan Mobility Institute will offer the first-of-its-kind Master of Mobility program. The Institute is the first initiative of the Detroit Mobility Lab which I co-founded to focus on building the mobility talent infrastructure necessary to shape the sector’s future within the City of Detroit.

I previously led the development of next-generation mobility efforts at Ford Smart Mobility where I was Director, City Solutions and at Zipcar where I held roles in growth, operations, and marketing across North America. My background in technology and innovation includes prior work launching startup accelerator programs at Techstars with industry-leading corporate partners. I'm an active startup mentor and micro lender who invests in women entrepreneurs and business owners in Detroit.

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