Gov. Dave Heineman announced today that Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Director Beverly Neth is leaving to assume the CEO position with the National Safety Council Nebraska in Omaha. Dir. Neth’s last day serving on the Governor’s Cabinet will be Jan. 31.
“Bev has been an outstanding Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles,” said Gov. Heineman. “Under her leadership, the Department of Motor Vehicles has become a technologically sophisticated state agency and a leader in providing access to online services to better serve the needs of Nebraska’s citizens. She has done a great job for Nebraskans.”
“It has been my privilege to serve both Governor Johanns and Governor Heineman, and to work with a talented and dedicated group of state employees at the DMV,” said Dir. Neth.
Accomplishments under her leadership include: modernization of the driver licensing legacy systems by implementing the Interactive Driver License System and Digital Driver License System, Organ Donor Registry, Automated Knowledge Testing in Examining, modernization of the motor vehicles systems through implementation of the Motor Vehicle Insurance Database, Electronic Lien and Titling System, Digital License Plate System, online services in Motor Carrier Division, participation in the intelligent transportation safety initiatives of Commercial Vehicle and Information Systems Network (CVISN), and Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM).
Dir. Neth also lead efforts with DMV website enhancements and branding the ClickDMV suite of online services, and collaborated to ensure public safety with effective monitoring of individuals convicted of driving under the influence by using an ignition interlock device.
Dir. Neth, 50, was appointed by former Gov. Mike Johanns in 1999. Prior to joining the DMV, Dir. Neth served as Deputy Director and legal counsel for the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services. She was a private practice attorney for nearly eight years before joining the Governor’s cabinet.