Rob Mikell, a native Georgian, was appointed as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) by Governor Nathan Deal in October of 2012. Rob previously served as Deputy Commissioner of DDS and as Deputy Director for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Prior to his appointment at GOHS, Rob was a prosecutor in both DeKalb and Rockdale Counties and worked for the law firm of Fain, Major, & Brennan in Atlanta.
Rob is a past president of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) Region II Board of Directors, is a member of the AAMVA International Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of AAMVA International’s Suspended and Revoked Drivers Working Group.
Rob serves on the National Sheriff’s Association’s Traffic Safety Committee and on the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy’s Advisory Board. He is past president of the Rockdale County Bar Association, a member of the Brookwood Elementary School’s School Council, and a Trustee for the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Over the years, Rob has been named to Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40”, has completed Leadership Georgia, and was named Assistant Solicitor-General of the Year.
Rob graduated with honors from The Citadel. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.