Government
3:43 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Nebraska DMV director to lead National Safety Council Nebraska office

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles is resigning to take a new job in Omaha.

Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that Beverly Neth is leaving to become CEO of the National Safety Council's Nebraska office. Neth will remain in the governor's cabinet until Jan. 31.

Heineman praised Neth for her efforts to modernize Nebraska's driver's licensing practices.

Neth managed seven state divisions with annual budget of $17 million and more than 175 full-time employees. The agency's website was upgraded during her tenure to provide 20 online services to the public.

The 50-year-old Neth was appointed by former Gov. Mike Johanns in 1999. She previously had served as deputy director and legal counsel for the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, and also worked as a private attorney.

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