• AAMVA Board of Directors - Member Biography

  • Christopher Caras - headshot
    Christopher Caras
    Driver Services Bureau Chief, Utah Department of Public Safety

    Chris Caras was appointed the Director of the Driver License Division for the State of Utah Department of Public Safety in August 2015. He guides the second largest agency within the Department. Prior to serving as the Director, he was the Deputy Director and prior to that, Chris served as the Driver Services Bureau Chief. The Driver Services Bureau is comprised of Field Licensing Services, Regulatory Programs, Administrative Hearings and Driver Improvement, as well as the Administrative Reconsideration Board and Facial Recognition program.

    Chris began his career in 1992 as an Examiner and has since served as a Field Office Supervisor, Area Manager and founding member of the Division's Administrative Reconsideration Board. For more than 20 years, Chris has been a trainer in Fraudulent Document Detection Prevention, and Remediation. He served on the Driver Restriction and Review Committee as well as the Skills Testing Committees. These two committees developed the skills testing program for the state as well as the program for re-evaluating drivers whose privileges are called into question. 

    Chris currently serves on AAMVA's International Board of Directors as well as the Region 4 AAMVA Board. "Being involved in public safety, the work of the division and the AAMVA community for the past  27 years has been extremely rewarding."  says Chris. His experience with AAMVA has included serving on the Graduated Driver License Work Group, and as Chair of the Region 4 Driver and Financial Responsibility group. Chris is also currently a member of the Autonomous Vehicle Working Group, with an opportunity to be Chair of the Driver Standing Committee. "AAMVA is the place to meet and make connections which maximize our effectiveness in advancing public safety--in our individual jurisdiction and collectively. AAMVA is an organization focused on making a difference and finding solutions to the roadblocks that hinder our progress. Adaptable solutions, applicable across all jurisdictions. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?"  says Chris.