(AUSTIN, Texas – May 19, 2022) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board voted to appoint Daniel Avitia as executive director during yesterday’s board meeting. Avitia joined TxDMV in 2014, as director of the Motor Vehicle Division, was named deputy executive director in 2020, and interim executive director in February 2022. A lifelong Texan, Avitia has served in state government for more than 25 years, holding positions with multiple state agencies and institutions of higher education.
“It is an honor to be selected and trusted for this position,” said Avitia. “I am humbled to continue the leadership and development of this amazing agency. With the help of dedicated staff, leadership of the board, and widespread support from our stakeholders and constituents, I am excited to accept this position with deep humility and great eagerness to keep the department moving forward in the right direction.”
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers and titles motor vehicles, licenses motor vehicle dealers, credentials motor carriers, issues oversize/overweight permits, investigates complaints against dealers and motor carriers, and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at www.TxDMV.gov. Subscribe to receive TxDMV news releases via email or text message.