Spencer R. Moore

Spencer R. Moore, a native Georgian and career public servant, was appointed commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) by Governor Brian P. Kemp and the DDS Board of Directors in January 2019. He was previously appointed commissioner by Governor Nathan Deal and the DDS Board of Directors on January 17, 2017. He previously served as deputy commissioner of DDS for four years.

His more than 26 years in state government include 14 years with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). He served his last six years at GOHS as deputy director and became a leading national expert in highway traffic safety initiatives. Moore started his state career as a parole officer with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Moore attended Furman University prior to graduating from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has completed several Executive Leadership Programs sponsored by the State of Georgia and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. 

Commissioner Moore was sworn in as the 1st Vice Chairman of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Board in 2022. He was also elected to the AAMVA Board of Directors Executive Committee and the AAMVA Region 2 Board in September 2020. He was first sworn in as an AAMVA International Board Member in August 2018. Elected by his peers from across the country, Moore serves as one of twelve members of the Board of Directors. Moore also serves on Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Advisory Board, the Georgia State Employee Benefit Plan Council, the Georgia Driver Education Commission (GDEC), the Shepherd Center Advisory Board, and the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity (EBCS) Advisory Board at Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.