Virginia DMV Hires New Commissioner

Governor Glenn Younkin appointed Gerald Lackey, Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which in turn places him as the Chairman of the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board.  Dr. Gerald Lackey has more than 15 years of experience in collaborating with government agencies, customer groups, and Fortune 500 companies to develop winning strategies, optimize business processes, and deliver on strategic growth initiatives.

In his most recent role as Vice President of Business Optimization at GAF, the world’s largest roofing manufacturer, Dr. Lackey led strategic growth projects and productivity efficiencies across the company. During his time at GAF, he helped launch a new, award-winning product line, as well as removed thousands of hours of wait time from customer-facing processes in its commercial roofing division.  Prior to GAF, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company working with manufacturing companies and energy-related public sector agencies to drive multi-year transformational change. His business acumen and transformation skills led to greater value for customers and citizens in the United States, Middle East, and Europe. Dr. Lackey is credited with launching a new paper and packaging company post an acquisition of equals; making significant and sustainable cost reductions in an international packaging company; and establishing a lean operation program for a North American oil company.

Dr. Lackey received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a subspecialty in quantitative methodology.

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