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Indiana's New BMV Commissioner Ron Stiver '96 Brings "Gritty Streak" to Key Post

November 5, 2006

Ron Stiver.gifNovember 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Woven into his cerebral persona is a gritty streak," the Indianapolis Star says of Ronald L. Stiver, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and 1996 graduate of DePauw University. "Before getting his master's in business administration from Duke, he played on DePauw University's Division III football team. Stiver played center, in the middle of the trenches, despite being small for the position. It was his drive that got him through," writes Theodore Kim.

Stiver recently took the reins of the BMV, which was the subject of some criticism and controversy under its prior chief. Previously the head of Indiana's Department of Workforce Development, "Stiver says it's too early to say what specific reforms he might bring to the (BMV)," Kim reports. "But to start out, he is traveling to license branches to glean suggestions from employees and customers. One of his early goals is to boost morale among the agency's Indiana Statehouse Summer.jpg2,200 workers, who serve as the BMV's public face and who often conduct the only direct interaction most Hoosiers have with their state government."

"The pace of reform of this administration will not slow down," Stiver vows. "I believe in what the governor is doing with every fiber of my being."

Read the complete story at the Star's Web site.

Learn more about Ron Stiver in this previous article.

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