La Tonya Mimms

Department of Transportation

2022 fellow

A seasoned policy writer, with experience in developing and implementing national mission critical programs.

Ms. Mimms started her career with the government as a Program Assistant for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Her ability to interpret and apply regulations led to her advancement as a Safety Investigator where she investigated truck and bus companies’ compliance with FMCSA’s regulations. As a Transportation Specialist, she led FMCSA’s National Implementation of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule. This rule was one of the most significant changes to the trucking industry. The rule required most drivers that operated a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce to employ an ELD to automatically record time spent driving. Ms. Mimms’ involvement contributed to over 2.2 million roadside inspections conducted on drivers operating with ELDs and the development of over 100 state and federal law enforcement ELD subject matter experts.

Ms. Mimms has a passion for helping others. She is a leader in her church’s homeless ministry where she oversees the distribution of lunches around Union Station once a week. She also supports her fellow military veterans as a member of Veteran’s Next Mission, a non-profit organization that trains Military veterans to build and remodel homes.

Ms. Mimms has a B.A. in Business Management from California State University, San Bernardino, and an MBA from Northcentral University.

As a WHLDP Fellow, Ms. Mimms will apply her diverse skill set to the Office of Personnel Management’s Government-Wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility initiative.


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