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NHTSA Leadership

Anne Collins

Associate Administrator, Administration

Anne Collins, NHTSA’s Associate Administrator for Administration, provides leadership to the offices of human resources, administrative and management services, and the executive secretary to facilitate support of all NHTSA program offices. By delivering outstanding mission support, the administration office facilitates employee engagement, talent management, and workforce planning in safe and supportive working conditions for the NHTSA team. 

Collins joined NHTSA in 2020 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, where she served as the associate administrator for field operations since 2010. At FMCSA, Collins worked with more than 800 staff in 96 offices, delivering safety programs including outreach and education, investigations and enforcement, and grant oversight. She earned a Presidential Rank Award for meritorious achievement in 2014. Building strong teams with an emphasis on employee development is a hallmark of her leadership.

Prior to joining FMCSA, Collins enjoyed a distinguished 21-year career in Massachusetts state government where she focused on building efficient programs that promote safety. Serving as the registrar of motor vehicles in Massachusetts, she worked with several NHTSA programs including impaired driving, teens, and elder safety. She also led a consumer protection agency and was a leader of the successful and innovative accelerated bridge program for the Massachusetts DOT. 

Collins is an attorney and graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.