DelDOT Announces New DMV Director
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Jennifer Cohan has announced today that Jana Simpler has been hired as the new DMV Director and will join the Department on September 4, 2018.
Jana is currently the Director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (DE OHS). She started her career in highway safety in 1997, serving as the Deputy Director of DE OHS through 2009 and as the Director for the last eight years.
“We are excited to have Jana joining us,” said Secretary Cohan. “As Director of OHS, she is very familiar with DMV and DelDOT, and has done a terrific job promoting safety on our roadways over the past 20 years. I know she will set a great example for our more than 600 employees in DMV and tolling operations in continuing to meet our number one objective – delivering First Class Service to the First State.”
“I am very pleased to have been asked to serve as the Director of DMV. I look forward to the opportunity to lead an agency whose history of excellent customer service and strong commitment to its employees has led the agency to effect many enhancements in the last several years. I thank Secretary Cohan for the opportunity to join her team and focus on making Delaware’s DMV the best in the country.”
Simpler received her master’s degree in Public Administration from Wilmington University in 1997 and her Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware in 1993, and lives in Milton with her family.
Scott Vien, who had served as DMV Director for the last three years, left the Department at the beginning of August for a new position in the private sector.