The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board announced it has named Edward Serna executive director of the state’s newest agency. Serna brings more than 28 years of experience in government and the private sector to the post.


Serna becomes the TxDMV’s first executive director since it began operations November 2, 2009. Currently the Texas Department of Transportation’s assistant executive director for support operations, Serna headed the transition team that moved motor vehicle services from TxDOT to the TxDMV.


Serna began overseeing the TxDMV’s day-to-day operations as executive director on February 1. The agency has more than 600 employees.


Before joining TxDOT in 2005, Serna was director of service delivery at the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) where he was responsible for its internal administrative functions and technology contracts.


As executive director of the TxDMV, Serna said he is looking forward to building an agency that will use new technologies to increase customer convenience and serve the state. The motor vehicle business in Texas generates more than $4 billion annually for the state. The money is deposited into the state highway fund to help build and maintain the state’s transportation system and into the general revenue fund, which legislators use to provide services for all Texans.


Motor vehicle services provided by the TxDMV include registrations (passenger vehicles, commercial trucks and motor carrier operating authority), titling, dealership licensing and regulation, and auto theft prevention. It does not issue driver’s licenses.


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