George Villarreal

Deputy Director, TxDOT Traffic Safety Division
Texas Department of Transportation

A native of Bovina, Texas, George Villarreal graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering licensed as a professional engineer in 2008.

George began his career in 2003 in the TxDOT Lubbock District and in 2010, he was named the Lubbock District Traffic Engineer, he was responsible for district projects in signals, speed zones, signing, ITS, and safety engineering projects. In 2012, he began working as an adjunct professor at the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering, where he taught Highway and Transportation Engineering.

George then relocated to Austin and named the Deputy Director of the TxDOT Traffic Safety Division in October 2017. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Traffic Safety Division, including the state’s Traffic Management System, Speed Zoning, Crash Records and Data Analysis, and the Traffic Safety Program.