AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATORS

Safe Drivers. Safe Vehicles. Secure Identities. Saving Lives!

aka AAMVA   |   Arlington, VA   |  www.aamva.org

Mission

Serve North American motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies to accomplish their missions.

Ruling year info

1943

President & CEO

Anne Ferro

Main address

4401 Wilson Boulevard Suite 700

Arlington, VA 22203 USA

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EIN

53-0172317

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Membership

AAMVA's membership is chartered by our bylaws. Jurisdiction members are U.S. states and territories and Canadian provinces of which there are 69 total and are geographically designated in four regions. Associate members include local government and local law enforcement agencies, non profits and associations, and companies and organizations whose missions align with ours.

Population(s) Served
Adults

For over 30 years, AAMVA has provided a variety of technology services including application solutions, network services, software products, and standards that allow members to securely share driver, vehicle, and identity verification data with organizations.

Today, AAMVA’s systems process more than 2.4 billion messages annually and AAMVA manages over 140 leased lines and four data centers. More than 120 IT staff members provide full lifecycle development and support for mission-critical nationwide systems with around 99.9% average availability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAMVA’s vision of Safe Drivers, Safe Vehicles, Secure Identities, Saving Lives! is at the core of our driver programs, as we promote uniformity, reciprocity, and interoperability in all areas of driver licensing. Through the Driver Standing Committee and its many working groups, AAMVA members develop standards, best practices, and guidelines for driver testing, licensing administration, and driver safety programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAMVA’s vision of Safe Drivers, Safe Vehicles, Secure Identities, Saving Lives! is at the core of our identity programs, as we promote uniformity, reciprocity, and interoperability in identity management. Through work from the standing committees and their related working groups, AAMVA members develop standards, best practices, and guidelines for identity proofing and vetting, driver license security, mobile driver licenses (mDL), and other secure credentials, always with the goal of one driver, one license, one record in mind.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAMVA’s vision of Safe Drivers, Safe Vehicles, Secure Identities, Saving Lives! is at the core of our vehicle programs. AAMVA and our members promote uniformity, reciprocity, and interoperability in all areas of vehicle registration, titling, motor carrier, and other vehicle management programs. Through the Vehicle Standing Committee and its related working groups, AAMVA members develop standards, best practices, and guidelines for vehicle registration and titling for many types of vehicles, as well as other vehicle regulation progams, including autonomous vehicles. AAMVA also operates the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), which is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAMVA’s vision of Safe Drivers, Safe Vehicles, Secure Identities, Saving Lives! is at the core of our law enforcement programs. AAMVA supports and encourages collaboration between state and provincial law enforcement and motor vehicle agencies as we work to improve highway and public safety and prevent fraud inside and outside our member agencies. Through the Law Enforcement Standing Committee and its related working groups, AAMVA members promote uniformity and consistency through the development of standards, model programs, and best practices.

Population(s) Served
Adults

AAMVA's events include conferences, workshops, administrator roundtables, board meetings, committee meetings, subcommittee and working group meetings, the Leadership Academy, and more. These educational and networking opportunities bring together members and stakeholders to discuss a variety of topics and to learn from subject matter experts and from one another. From legislative news, current jurisdiction practices, and industry advances, AAMVA's events provide year-round insight to help members conduct their business effectively and efficiently. Learn from colleagues, share successes, and capitalize on large and small group settings at our events. AAMVA also provides members with education and training opportunities on relevant topics, fraud detection and remediation, and technology systems. Formats include webinars (live and on-demand), downloadable tutorials, virtual classroom, and learning management system.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of conferences held

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Member-Driven Solutions: Innovative, high value, timely solutions that support members' evolving business needs
Culture of Excellence: Boards, committees, and staff who are engaged, motivated, and supported
Technology Management: Secure, reliable, and relevant systems
Fiscal Integrity: Sustainable, transparent, and compliant

Develop new or enhanced solutions to meet jurisdiction needs
Maximize jurisdiction member engagement
Maximize value for associate members
Provide high-quality subject matter expertise
Increase awareness of AAMVA and its brand
Board governance provides strategic leadership and guidance to ensure AAMVA is accomplishing its mission
Committees and working groups provide a productive forum for collaboration and engagement
Effective managerial leadership ensuring a healthy organizational culture
An organizational culture inspiring high staff engagement
Secure, reliable, and compliant systems
Explore/incorporate new and rising technology/methodologies and AAMVA's technology products and services
Effective management of IT solutions and services
Sustain revenue for operations without increasing jurisdiction members' dues/fees
Maintain efficient and effective spending through responsible budgeting and transparency
Ensure the highest standard of ethics and integrity in our fiscal management

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Staff at motor vehicle administration and law enforcement agencies at the state, territorial, and provincial level

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATORS

Board of directors
as of 07/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christine Nizer

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Term: 2021 - 2022

Christine Nizer

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Kristina Boardman

Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles

Spencer Moore

Georgia Department of Driver Services

Kurt Myers

Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services

Eric Jorgensen

Arizona Motor Vehicle Division

Mike Dixon

Colorado Department of Revenue

John Batiste

Washington State Patrol

Julie Butler

Department of Motor Vehicles

Christopher Caras

Utah Driver License Division

Walter Craddock

Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles

Cathie Curtis

Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Clayton Dickerson-Walden

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Melissa Gillett

Iowa Motor Vehicle Division

Alberto Gonzalez

Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles

Roger Grove

Service Alberta

Peter Lacy

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Gabriel Robinson

District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles

Kevin Shwedo

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Charles Norman

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/8/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/08/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.