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Internationally Recognized Transportation and Safety Expert Dr. Mark Rosekind to Lead the CMC

Dr. Rosekind will be the CMC’s first CEO starting October 3rd

From L-R: Mark Rosekind, Neal Best, Arlen Orchard, Henry Bzeih, Dan Grossman and Mark Rawson
From L-R: Mark Rosekind, Neal Best, Arlen Orchard, Henry Bzeih, Dan Grossman and Mark Rawson

Sacramento, CA – September 21, 2022: The California Mobility Center (CMC) publicly announced today that Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., has taken the position as the first Chief Executive Officer of the 18-month-old mobility innovation and commercialization center starting on October 3, 2022. The announcement was made at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, CA, an event that brings together diverse stakeholders in the intelligent transportation systems industry.

CMC Board Chair Arlen Orchard made the announcement, stating, “Mark’s career includes decades of diverse experiences in complex, high-performance environments that required innovation, data-driven strategies, and strong leadership. It’s this combination that has led to an impressive set of achievements. His skill set, experiences, and expertise developed in academia, NASA, the NTSB, NHTSA, and autonomous vehicles brings to the CMC an unparalleled set of tools and knowledge at a time when we are ready to expand the CMC’s impact, scale, and reach.”

Dr. Rosekind comes to the nonprofit, public benefit corporation that launched commercial operations in Q1-2021 with a goal of pursuing innovation and ways to leverage and integrate efforts across the areas of safety, sustainability, and equity. “The accomplishments the CMC has achieved in a very short time are remarkable,” said Rosekind. “In only a year and a half and during a pandemic, the CMC created a portfolio of people, projects, and networks that position it for tremendous future success. We will build on that momentum, while evolving and expanding the CMC’s enormous potential to affect change in the complex and challenging arenas of transportation safety, sustainability, and equity.” Dr. Rosekind is an internationally recognized transportation safety professional with over 30 years of experience. He comes to the CMC from Zoo