Sandoval Names Terri Albertson Director, Department of Motor Vehicles


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - December 15, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Terri Albertson as Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles, effective immediately. Albertson had been serving as the Interim-Director of the Department since September following the retirement of Director Troy Dillard.

“Terri has demonstrated vision and leadership during her short time as Interim-Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles is in the midst of embracing new technology and moving these essential services into the 21st century with a focus on improving customer service with increased expediency and accuracy. Terri is the right person to lead this effort and I am pleased she has agreed to accept this expanded role.”

“I am humbled to accept this new position and lead the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles into the future,” said Director Albertson. “I am encouraged by Governor Sandoval’s leadership and look forward to the challenges ahead. It is an honor to serve as a member of his Cabinet as we work enact his vision of building the new Nevada rooted in innovation and technology.”

Terri Albertson has more than 30 years in administrative and managerial leadership which includes almost 10 years at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Prior to serving as the Interim-Director, Albertson served as the Administrator for the Management Services and Programs Division. As an Administrator, Albertson was a member of the executive management team which develops and establishes strategic planning and budgeting processes, coordinates projects including system modernizations, next generation kiosks, and helps manage the legislative process for the Department. Albertson earned her Associates Degree from Reedley College and a Bachelor of Arts from Fresno Pacific University. She is also a Certified Public Manager from the State of Nevada and is a graduate of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator Leadership Academy.

About the Department of Motor Vehicles

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issues drivers licenses, vehicle registrations and license plates in the Silver State. It also licenses and regulates the vehicle, motor carrier and fuel industries. The department has 1246.5 authorized positions and 18 field offices. It handles more than eight million transactions per year and collects more than $1 billion in revenue.


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