The Director of the Department of Transportation is appointed by the State Highway Commission and serves as ARDOT’s chief executive officer. Subject to Commission approval, the Director controls and manages operations relative to the State Highway System and other transportation modes.
After a 37-year career that began in 1981, Lorie Tudor became the Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation in March of 2020.
Her background is in Planning and she is a licensed Professional Engineer.
She is a member of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Board of Directors. She is currently President of the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors.
She was appointed to the State Board for Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in October 2020 and served as the Board’s President from July 2022 – June 2023.