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Amy Erickson Announced New Director of Alaska DMV

January 02, 2013, Juneau, Alaska - Amy Erickson has been selected to fill the position of Director at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after outgoing Director Whitney Brewster accepted a position with the Texas DMV in July 2012.

“Amy’s extensive background in intergovernmental coordination and administrative leadership will serve the Alaska DMV well in its mission to provide fast, efficient and consistent services to Alaskans” said Commissioner Becky Hultberg of the Alaska Department of Administration.

Before accepting the position of director at the Alaska DMV, Erickson worked as the administrative director for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in Washington D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska, as a liaison for state and federal issues.  She also served as a legislative and committee aide in the Alaska Legislature for several years, giving Erickson considerable experience that will benefit DMV, an agency that must navigate and administer federal, state and local laws. 

Erickson noted that “the Alaska DMV has made great strides over the last decade to better serve Alaskans and I’m excited to continue the many advances our agency is working towards while maintaining and executing our core mission for the residents of our state.  If you travel to many other states, you will come to truly appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism of Alaska’s DMV.”

The Alaska DMV has over 150 employees in 32 locations around Alaska providing testing, licensing and registration for provisional drivers, regular drivers, commercial drivers, motorcyclists.  They also administer non-driver identification cards, boat permits, new and custom license plates, and municipal vehicle tax collection in addition to many other services.  The Alaska DMV is proud of its high success rate in serving most customers inside of 25 minutes – an amazing feat that breaks the “waiting in line at the DMV” stereotype. 

Erickson’s first day at the Alaska DMV is January 7, 2013.

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