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Jessica Robinson

Director, City Solutions Ford Smart Mobility

Jessica Robinson is director of City Solutions for Ford Smart Mobility where she works with cities to understand local priorities and to identify new mobility solutions to meet current and future transportation needs. Robinson leads field-based efforts to establish new businesses, services, and strategic alliances within the Ford Smart Mobility portfolio to improve quality of urban life.

She previously scaled Zipcar’s innovative car-sharing model as marketing manager, locations manager, and market launch manager. Robinson was named a 2017 Next City Vanguard, a distinction for top young urban innovators working to make change in cities.

Robinson’s prior experience includes launching startup accelerator programs at Techstars. She is an active startup mentor and micro lender who invests in women entrepreneurs and business owners in Detroit.

Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and brings a unique perspective to the challenges that fall at the intersection of cities, citizen needs, emerging business, and technology.