Deputy Secretary for Driver & Vehicle Services
KURT J. MYERS
Kurt J. Myers was appointed Deputy Secretary for Driver & Vehicle Services for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in June 2007. In this position, Myers oversees nearly 1,200 driver and vehicle services employees who provide quality customer service, while keeping the safety and security of the commonwealth's 8.7 million licensed drivers and 11.3 million registered vehicle owners a paramount focus.
As Deputy Secretary for Driver & Vehicle Services, Myers oversees key highway safety improvements relating to driver behavior, a customer-conscious business approach, implementation of motorist-related legislation, and integration of new initiatives that improve customer services, streamline processes, and upgrade quality through the use of new technologies. Myers also is responsible for the regulatory oversight of 97 facilities across the commonwealth that issue driver's licenses and identification cards as well as approximately 5,000 new and used car dealers, 2,500 agents, 17,000 vehicle safety inspection stations, and more than 7,000 emissions inspections stations.
Prior to being named deputy secretary, Myers served as director of PennDOT's Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where he oversaw three motor vehicle divisions responsible for the titling and registration of vehicles as well as the vehicle safety and emission inspection programs, ensuring the timely delivery of these products. During his tenure at PennDOT, one of Myers's key accomplishments was leading the successful expansion of the Pennsylvania vehicle emissions testing program, which included certifying the software of seven equipment manufacturers, training technicians, and certifying stations in an additional 16 counties across the commonwealth. In addition to his work in PennDOT, Myers has also been active in the International Registration Plan, a reciprocity agreement between states to facilitate commercial vehicle registration. Myers served on IRP's board of directors from 1999 to 2009, and was chairman of the board in 2005 and 2006.
Before joining PennDOT in 1998, Myers served as chairman of the board for Amalgamated Automotive Industries Inc. Myers is a Central Pennsylvania native and received a bachelor of arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1978.