Department of Driver Services (DDS) Names New Deputy Commissioner


 Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell recently announced the appointment of Spencer R. Moore as Deputy Commissioner effective December 16, 2012. Moore presently serves as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

During his 14 years at GOHS, Moore has established himself as a national leader in highway safety issues by coordinating programs designed to reduce highway safety crashes, injuries and fatalities.  Prior to joining GOHS, he served with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles and has been certified through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) for over 15 years.
“Spencer has demonstrated his commitment to public safety issues and programs.  I am confident that his new appointment with DDS will provide many challenges and exciting opportunities,” said Commissioner Mikell. “DDS is extremely fortunate to be gaining his expertise, and we look forward to welcoming him on December 16th,” he added.
While Moore has served at GOHS, the two agencies have enjoyed a successful working relationship while collaborating on statewide public safety projects such as the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act (TADRA), the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) and mature driver issues.  
At DDS, Moore will provide leadership and oversight for operations. He will work closely with Commissioner Mikell to identify methods to strengthen the entire agency while focusing on the customer service values of communication, accountability, respect, and ethics.
Moore graduated from Morehouse College in 1996 and holds a BA in Political Science. He later received his MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Moore is a Deacon at the Voices of Faith Christian Church and a past president of the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  He and his wife, Ava have a daughter and reside in Snellville.