Celebrating a Career in Service
AAMVA recognizes outgoing President & CEO Anne Ferro with the Chair’s Award of Excellence
On September 26, 2023, during AAMVA’s Annual International Conference, Kristina Boardman, outgoing chair of the Board, presented the prestigious Chair’s Award of Excellence and Achievement to Anne S. Ferro, Outgoing President and CEO of AAMVA.
Anne was named President and CEO of AAMVA in September 2014 after a five-year assignment as the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In her AAMVA role, Ferro led the North American association that provides solutions and services to government agencies in the United States and Canada who are responsible for driver licensing, vehicle registration and title services, and traffic law enforcement.
In addition to having led the continued improvement of core member services, Ferro provided strategic direction to AAMVA’s key initiatives, including creating a technology solution for driver licensing authorities in the United States to ensure every driver can only have one license and driving record; developing a mechanism for government partners and businesses to validate a driver license when they accept it for identity purposes; and expanding public access to the national title car title system that protects consumers and fights fraud in the used-vehicle market.
Before joining AAMVA, Ferro was the longest serving Administrator of FMCSA after being appointed by President Obama in 2009. As Administrator, Ferro led the agency’s aggressive efforts to strengthen motor carrier safety and is credited with raising the safety bar for the industry’s operations across the country.
Prior to her appointment to FMCSA, Ferro led the Maryland Motor Truck Association as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2009; served as the State of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Associate Administrator and Administrator from 1992 to 2003; and served as fiscal counsel to the Maryland General Assembly from 1986-1992.
Watch the documentary above on Anne’s extraordinary career to learn more about Anne and see the immense impact she has had on the transportation industry and our community.