March 24, 2020: Lorie Tudor was selected by the Arkansas Highway Commission to become Director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. She replaces Scott Bennett, who has served as Director since 2011. Tudor began her career with the Department in 1981 as a Clerk Typist working in several areas, including the Fiscal Services Division and the Programs & Contracts Division. She resigned in 1995 to return to school to study Civil Engineering. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree. Tudor returned to the Department in 1998 as a Civil Engineer I in the Planning and Research Division. Tudor is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arkansas.