Ann Schlenker

Director of Government Research Programs

Center for Automotive Research

Ms. Ann Schlenker serves as the Director of Government Research Programs at the Center for Transportation Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ms. Schlenker previously served at Argonne National Laboratory as the Director for the Center for Transportation Research. Her research portfolio delivered low carbon solutions for transportation at the component, vehicle and transportation system level. She led university student vehicle competitions in advanced powertrains and connected and automated vehicles. She was awarded the Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from the Department of Energy Vehicle Technology Office in 2021.

She testified to the U.S. Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology and to the U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportations in 2019 discussing technology advances in transportation. Prior, Ms. Schlenker spent more than 30 years with Chrysler Engineering in Product Development, serving in a variety of executive positions.