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Ann Arbor SPARK Hires Sarah Cicotte as Director of Mobility, Driving Continued Innovation in Region’s Thriving Industry

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Ann Arbor SPARK is pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah Cicotte as its new Director of Mobility. In her new role, Cicotte will lead the organization’s efforts to drive innovation and growth in the region’s mobility industry.

Cicotte brings extensive experience in the mobility sector, having most recently served as a project manager at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a public-private partnership that works to accelerate the development and deployment of connected and automated vehicles. Her work at Mcity has been widely recognized for its impact on the advancement of the mobility industry.

In addition to her technical expertise, Cicotte is also a role model for women in engineering and the broader workforce. She has shared her personal story of balancing a successful career in a male-dominated industry with the demands of motherhood, encouraging other women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to the Ann Arbor SPARK team,” said Paul Krutko, President and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “Her deep knowledge of the mobility industry and her commitment to diversity and inclusion make her the perfect fit for this important role. We are confident that she will help drive innovation and growth in our region’s mobility sector.”

Cicotte said she was excited to join the team at Ann Arbor SPARK and help drive the continued growth and development of the region’s mobility industry. “I’m thrilled to be joining Ann Arbor SPARK and contributing to the already impressive legacy of mobility innovation in the Ann Arbor region,” she said. “From the American Center for Mobility and the recent May Mobility autonomous shuttle project to the University of Michigan’s world-renowned research in this space, Ann Arbor has long been a hub for cutting-edge mobility solutions. I look forward to working with the talented team at Ann Arbor SPARK to build on this foundation and drive further advancements that will shape the future of mobility and transportation for generations to come.”

Cicotte earned a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MSE from Purdue University.