John C. Marasco

John Marasco was confirmed as the Director of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles by Governor Christopher T. Sununu on March 1, 2022. Prior to the position of Director, John served as a State Trooper with the New Hampshire State Police for twenty-five years where he retired holding the rank of Major. During his tenure with the State Police, John led the NH Office of Highway Safety, the Recruitment and Training Unit, and provided supervisory leadership to the Investigative Services and Justice Information Bureaus within the agency.

One of Director Marasco’s passions is working to empower community members through the coordination of events that bring public safety officials and the public together and he was recognized for his police-community relations efforts in 2017 when he was awarded an MLK “Keeping the Dream Alive” award by the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council. John continues with these community-focused efforts as Director of Motor Vehicles, by holding regular outreach meetings and working collaboratively with community members to implement positive advancements within the DMV.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a Master of Science degree in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University and he has also worked for many years as an Adjunct Professor within the Justice Studies Program at Southern New Hampshire University.