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Advancing the future of transportation infrastructure

The future of mobility starts with the next generation of transportation solutions and the infrastructure that keeps them running safely and efficiently. Hear from some of the most innovative names on opportunities that await when the traditional auto industry collides with high-tech innovations to revolutionize the way we think about our roads. The session illustrates the need for future-proofing our roads and how a connected and automated vehicle corridor in Michigan is paving the way for a nationwide deployment of tech-enabled roadway. The discussion features: Trevor Pawl, State of Michigan Chief Mobility Officer and Shelby Winkler, Senior Vice President of Programs and Operations at Cavnue.


Trevor Pawl | Chief Mobility Officer, Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

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 Counselors 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.

Shelby Winkler | Senior Vice President of Programs & Operations, Cavnue

As the SVP of Programs and Operations, Shelby is responsible for leading program management and technology operations, ensuring Cavnue’s delivery of safe, cost-effective, and scalable solutions. Shelby came to Cavnue as the VP of Program Management in 2021, with more than 20 years of engineering and program management experience, driving products from concept to launch and beyond. Over the course of her career, Shelby has delivered safety-critical automotive, healthcare, and iconic consumer electronic products—most notably including the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad. After several successful product launches, she moved to the Apple Special Projects Group to focus on advancing autonomous systems safely. Shelby obtained her B.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is also a certified Professional Engineer of Ontario.