• AAMVA Leadership Academy


    2018 AAMVA Leadership Academy Kicks Off

    AAMVA welcomes 19 up-and-coming leaders to the Leadership Academy at AAMVA headquarters in Arlington, VA, April 30-May 4, 2018. This year's participants include:

    • Amy Anthony, Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Negash Assefa, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)
    • Carl Bentley, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
    • Randi Bristol-Hogue, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
    • Sarah Cassell, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
    • Tanya Cooper, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • William Davidson, California Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Wendy Doyle, Alberta Transportation
    • Christopher Ialuna, New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Captain Randy Jones, Iowa State Patrol
    • Sarah Lien, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Driver and Motor Vehicles Division
    • Patrick McJannet, Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division
    • Captain Melissa Morris, North Carolina DMV License & Theft Bureau
    • Naomi O'Dell, Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division, Department of Finance, Hawaii County
    • Nicholl Rivers, State of Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
    • Nichole Tham, Alaska Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Amy Williams, Illinois Secretary of State
    • Tommy Winkler Jr., Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles
    • Brett Young, Georgia Department of Driver Services

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please send an email Janice Dluzynski or call (703) 908-5842.

    The Leadership Academy has been created to provide professional development opportunities for future leaders in the AAMVA community. This program is designed for jurisdiction employees who have demonstrated leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility within their agencies. 

    This week-long program takes place each year in the spring and includes modules on defining leadership, team work & collaboration, organizational performance management, and more. It is an intense training opportunity focused on the unique characteristics of leading and managing a motor vehicle or law enforcement agency. Participants should be prepared to actively participate in this interactive learning experience.

    Watch the 2018 Leadership Academy Wrap-up Video.