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DawnOlsonDawn Olson
Director, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Division

Currently, is appointed by the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, as the Director of Driver and Vehicle Services Division. She’s served in this role since January 2016. Prior to becoming Director, she worked in various positions within DVS. She has worked as the administration supervisor, a program director, and the executive sponsor for the Minnesota License and Registration System.

Olson began her career in 1993 working in Traffic Safety at the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Bismarck, North Dakota. During her career in North Dakota, she worked on impaired driving initiatives; underage drinking prevention efforts; safety belt enforcement campaigns; crash data analysis; and public information campaigns. In 2003, she was promoted to Traffic Safety Program Manager. In 2006, she made a move back to her home state of Minnesota to be closer to family and found a new opportunity working in the Office of Traffic Safety at the Department of Public Safety. 
 
She graduated in 1992 from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  

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