Shelly Mellotts is the deputy executive director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).
In this role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency’s motoring services divisions (Vehicle Titles & Registration, Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier, Enforcement, Consumer Relations and the Automobile Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority) to ensure they are constantly improving and identifying opportunities to become more efficient and effective in service delivery.
Mellott came to the TxDMV from Alaska’s Division of Motor Vehicles where she most recently served as deputy executive director and acting executive director where she led a major initiative to modernize and improve the customer service experience. Previous positions at the Alaska DMV include oversight of all large field offices and leading the driver licensing program.
Mellott serves on the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Unconventional Vehicle Working Group and has worked collaboratively with representatives from across the country to develop best practices for states to follow when it comes to titling rebuilt, reconstructed and re-bodied vehicles.
She grew up in a family that operated a trucking company and spent several years as a truck driver giving her first-hand experience of the importance and challenges of the motor carrier industry.