Drivers services head gets new role

Rob Mikell

Rob Mikell

A Gwinnett resident will now serve two roles with state government.

Rob Mikell, who is the commissioner of the Department of Driver Services, was recently appointed to the State Employee Benefit Plan Council by Gov. Nathan Deal, he announced Friday.

“I appreciate the opportunity from Gov. Deal to serve on this important Council,” said Mikell, who leads the state agency responsible for driver testing and issuance including motorcycle safety, driver education and driver improvement. “I share a common interest in developing and improving benefit plans which contribute to the quality of life for our state’s workforce.”

The State Employee Benefit Plan Council is composed of State Personnel Board members, state agency management and employees plus a member from the private sector, a press release said, adding that the council is the general policy making entity for the State Health Benefit Plan.

Gov. Deal appointed Mikell as Driver Services Commissioner in October of 2012. He also sits on the International Board of Directors for the Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and serves on the National Sheriff’s Association’s Traffic Safety Committee and the Georgia Piedmont College Law Enforcement Academy POST Advisory Board.