Brad Simpson headshot

April 2014

AAMVA's Meet the Board - Brad Simpson, Treasurer from Utah

Meet Brad Simpson, Treasurer of the AAMVA Board of Directors, and Director of the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. With past experience as an auditor for the state of Utah, Simpson brings a valuable set of financial skills to the AAMVA board in his role as Treasurer. "I think my time on the board has been the most fantastic thing I've done to stretch my financial ability a little bit," he says. "One of the things that I've really been looking at is being able to help the AAMVA community have a nice balance sheet, great financials that are healthy. We look to the future appreciation and that we have money in the bank, are stable and that we continue to be an organization for years to come."

Simpson says when he first took the position as Director of the Utah DMV, AAMVA helped him find his footing. "I really didn't know what to do because I wasn't from the DMV world – I came from outside that. One of the best things that happened to me was getting involved in AAMVA to learn about what other jurisdictions are doing, learning about what they have done in the past, and what the future will bring to us. I think it probably saved the state of Utah hundreds of thousands of dollars by being part of AAMVA that we weren't going down the wrong path. I was able to talk to other jurisdictions both in the US and Canada to find out their best practices and how to adopt them."

Simpson says he looks forward to the role AAMVA can play in helping member jurisdictions grow and learn. "I think the one thing that's great right now is we have a very healthy balance sheet. So I think it's time for us to stretch out and help our jurisdictions with funding, either coming to events or training, or being able to help the jurisdictions with all the different balls they're juggling all the time. I think the biggest thing the board can do is encourage the jurisdictions, help them with funding, and help them get to the things that they need to find out about AAMVA and the many opportunities they association gives us."



Check out the video below to meet AAMVA's Treasurer, Brad Simpson.