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Director, Department of Motor Vehicles - George Valverde



Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed George Valverde as Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on March 23, 2006.

George has been in public service for more than 30 years, focusing on operations and budget issues. He is committed to building on the department’s recent successes in streamlining operations and creating a more customer friendly DMV.

Prior to his DMV appointment, he served as Undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency since 2004 and was previously Deputy Secretary for Fiscal Operations from 1995 to 2003.  George also served at the Department of Finance as an assistant program budget manager in the Capitol Outlay Unit from 1990 to 1995; principal budget analyst from 1985 to 1990; and as a budget analyst from 1981 to 1985.

George earned a masters degree in Public Administration and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Riverside. He has also attended the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Executives in State and Local Government

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