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Lorrie Walker

Training Manager and Technical Advisor, Safe Kids Buckle Up Program

“The only thing that stays the same is change. My days at Safe Kids are never the same – each day holds a new challenge. I really like the freedom and spontaneity that provides.”

With more than 26 years of experience, Lorrie Walker is one of the country’s most respected authorities in child passenger safety. Before joining Safe Kids in 2004, Lorrie served as the director of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Center and assistant professor of research at Florida Atlantic University. Now, she oversees the national training program for more than 300 Safe Kids Coalitions throughout the United States and is expanding her work to provide guidance to other countries on issues of child passenger safety. As National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said in her keynote speech at the prestigious Lifesavers Conference, “Lorrie can go home each night knowing that there’s a family intact and safe and together because of the work she does.” Lorrie holds a Bachelor's degree from Eastern College in St. Davids, Penn., and a Master of Science from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Blogs by Lorrie

Don’t think heatstroke could happen to your child? It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child.
Sometimes it takes traveling more than 7,000 miles to get a fresh perspective on something you’ve been doing for more than 25 years. That’s what happened to me in December when my colleague, Alexis Kagiliery, and I traveled to Doha, Qatar to conduct a technician certification.
Learn about our newest program, Countdown2Drive, which is targeted to parents of teens 13-14, and to the teens excited about driving in the near future.
One Safe Kids’ employee reflects on the changes and progress she has seen in the past 25 years of working in child passenger safety.