TxDMV executive director resigns amid KXAN investigations, turmoil over paper license problem

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The government director of the Texas Office of Motor Vehicles, Whitney Brewster, resigned late Monday afternoon amid a collection of KXAN investigations and turmoil in excess of the state’s ongoing paper license plate difficulties, the TxDMV has verified.

“It is with a significant [heart] and blended feelings that I generate to you nowadays to announce my departure,” Brewster said in an electronic mail. “Unfortunately, issues and difficulties nevertheless facial area the state and group. I realize the frustrations of our stakeholders to the difficulties and evolving cases we are working everyday to solve.”

Until finally the TxDMV board is equipped to find a alternative, Deputy Govt Director Shelly Mellott will serve as acting interim government director.

Whitney Brewster at a new TxDMV board conference. (KXAN Picture/Richard Bowes)

The transition is “effective immediately,” the TxDMV announced in a information launch.

“Often the most difficult thing to do as a public servant chief is to step back and accept that you have accomplished anything you can, and that it might be time to allow for new leadership to consider the reigns and continue on shifting the company efficiently into the potential.”

TxDMV information launch with statement from Whitney Brewster. (Courtesy TxDMV)

Brewster had come under hearth in modern months for the agency’s dealing with of a short term tag dilemma that has turned into a countrywide safety hazard for regulation enforcement. In December, she confronted tricky issues about her agency’s dealing with of the short-term tag dilemma. For decades, criminals have been equipped to obtain the TxDMV’s tag databases by posing as car or truck dealers. With a dealer’s license, they have been capable to print and market authentic non permanent tags with faux info and phony auto identification quantities to all 50 states.

The news release saying her departure makes no point out of the state’s paper tag dilemma, which is the most important obstacle the company faces at the moment. KXAN has asked for a copy of her resignation letter.

Brewster’s profile was removed from the TxDMV’s website Monday. She grew up in Houston and was the 2nd govt director to guide the agency because its inception in 2009, in accordance to her former bio. Ahead of coming to the TxDMV, she served for five decades as director of Alaska’s DMV.

Brewster has been with the TxDMV considering that August 2012.