Founder and President
All Wheels Up
Michele Erwin is the Founder and President of All Wheels Up. Her interest in accessible air travel began in 2011 when it became clear traveling with a person who has a severe physical disability and uses a wheelchair was not safe. Today, Michele works to further accessible air travel through research related initiatives. All Wheels Up is the only organization in the world currently crash testing wheelchair tie-down systems and wheelchairs for in-cabin use. Michele has been interviewed and quoted in multiple publications/media such as BBC, Yahoo Travel, Aljazeera America Magazine, quoted in the Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation travel blog and other notable travel and disability blogs. Most recently Michele was a speaker at the Virgin Atlantic inaugural wheelchairs for in-cabin use Symposium. She has also presented her work to the FAA, DOT, Congress, the Senate committee on commerce, science and transportation, the United States House Transportation committee, RESNA, multiple Airlines, plane manufactures and the Access Board. Michele was recently nominated for the “2017 RARE champion of Hope” by Global Genes. Before founding All Wheels Up, Michele had a successful Career in the Fashion Industry working on the management teams for notable fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.