Lora Hollingsworth serves as the Chief Safety Officer for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). She is a registered professional engineer with almost 30 years of experience in both public service and private sector.
Ms. Hollingsworth led the effort to update Florida’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in 2012 and again in 2016, working with traffic safety partners across the State. Her office houses both the Highway Safety Plan (the NHTSA safety program) and the Highway Safety Improvement Program (the FHWA safety program).
Prior to joining the FDOT Ms. Hollingsworth served as a City Engineer and Public Works Director in central Florida. She has also held private sector and county government leadership roles, working on safety issues, public works programs, and managing community and transportation projects. She is a longtime safety advocate.