Gov. Heineman Appoints New Leader of DMV

Rhonda Lahm

Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed a new director to head the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.

Heineman announced Friday that Rhonda Lahm of Eagle will fill the roll. Lahm, 54, has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree in Management and Leadership from Doane College.

She has served in state government for thirty-two years and has over fifteen years of management and supervisory experience.

Lahm will begin at her new position on February 1.

"I'm pleased Rhonda will be the new Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles," Gov. Heineman said. "Rhonda has dedicated her career to state government both in the Department of Motor Vehicles and the State Patrol. She understands the various aspects of the department and is dedicated to continue building on the success at the DMV and serving the people of Nebraska."

Lahm is currently working as the records manager for the State Patrol. She was born in North Platte and had her first assignment under the State Patrol working in the Field Services Division in Lexington.

She was later promoted to sergeant and relocated to Lincoln where she served as a supervisor at the Training Academy and later in the Field Services Division. Lahm then served as the agency liaison to the Nebraska Unicameral and Governor's Office.

In 2001 she was promoted to Captain in the Field Services Division. Her responsibilities included overseeing the Aviation Support and Police Service Dog Divisions of the Nebraska State Patrol. In 2006 she was promoted to the rank of Major of Administrative Services.

In 2009 she moved over to work as a Driver License Examiner for the DMV.

Lahm will succeed Director Bev Neth who recently accepted a position as CEO with the National Safety Council Nebraska in Omaha.