The director of Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles is leaving her post to take a new job in Omaha.
Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that Beverly Neth is leaving her position with the state to become CEO of the National Safety Council of Nebraska. Neth's last day serving on the governor's cabinet will be Jan. 31.
Heineman praised Neth for her efforts to modernize Nebraska's driver's licensing practices.
"Bev has been anoutstanding director of the Department of Motor Vehicles," said Gov. Heineman."Under her leadership, the Department of Motor Vehicles has become atechnologically sophisticated state agency and a leader in providing access toonline services to better serve the needs of Nebraska's citizens. She has donea great job for Nebraskans."
Neth managed seven state divisions with annual budget of $17 million and more than 175 full-time employees. She also led efforts to improve the website and came up with the ClickDMV suite of online services.
Neth, 50, was appointed by former Gov. Mike Johanns in 1999. Before she joined the DMV, she served as deputy director and legal counsel for the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, and also worked as a private attorney.