July 20, 2023


Fresh off his first 100 days in the role, new Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Gerald Lackey, Ph.D. sits down with VADA for a wide-ranging interview.

Stacked with a Ph.D. in social psychology and a career background in business transformation and uncovering efficiencies, Gerald discusses his vision for the state agency, the challenges it faces, and how he's working to “unlock” talent around the newly energized 2,000-employee statewide organization.

We also talk electrification, DMV tech, the history of state DMVs, and even digital license plates. Finally, Gerald touches briefly on topics pertinent to dealers — and of course, you’ll learn what kind of car he drives.

Meet Gerald on High Octane, the official podcast of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, online, or your podcast platform of choice.

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