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Speakers » KEYNOTE: Raymond P. Martinez
Raymond P. Martinez
Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Recent developments in motor vehicle department technologies for ID verification and management – ‘This isn’t your grandfather’s driver license’
- Recent developments in Motor Vehicle Department technologies for ID verification and management;
- Bi-state and Multi-state DMV ID initiatives;
- DMVs – The promise and Potential of a Mobile Driver’s License/Identification Card.
Commissioner Ray Martinez of New Jersey will provide an overview of how motor vehicle departments across the United States have continued their efforts to ensure driver license and identification security while also trying to keep pace with customer expectations regarding technology and convenience. The Commissioner will touch briefly on how document standards and issuance process have dramatically changed over recent decades and then will examine what states are currently doing in their issuance process to ensure they continue to move towards the goal of one driver, one identity and one document. Areas that will be covered include the increased use of state and national databases involved in the process, ongoing cross jurisdictional and multi-jurisdictional projects, the increase in the use of facial recognition by motor vehicle departments and efforts by the motor vehicle community to respond to the growing interest in the concept of mobile driver licenses/identification cards
Raymond P. Martinez has served as the Chairman and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) since February 2010. In this role, Mr Martinez manages a state agency, which generates more than $1 billion annually, and is charged with the licensing of over six million drivers and the titling, registration and inspection of more than 5 million vehicles. He is also the Chairman of the MVC Board, a policy-making body made of up government and public members. Mr Martinez also serves as a Member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission. In this role, he represents state government in the oversight of environmental protection issues, land use, development and redevelopment. In 2015, Mr Martinez was selected by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) to serve as a member of its International Board of Directors and also serves as the Board Advisor to AAMVA’s Card Design Standard Committee.
Mr Martinez came to the MVC with a wealth of motor vehicle experience, having served from 2000 to 2005 as Commissioner for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. There he oversaw an organization that served more than 11.7 million drivers. In his capacity as Commissioner, Mr Martinez also held the position of Chairman of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, administering federal funding for state and local highway safety projects.
Prior to his appointment as MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator in New Jersey, Mr Martinez served as the Deputy U.S. Chief of Protocol and Diplomatic Affairs for the U.S. Department of State and the White House, where he was responsible for managing five operational divisions: Diplomatic Affairs, Foreign Visits, Ceremonial Events, Blair House, and Administration.
Additionally, Mr Martinez has served as Assistant General Counsel for the Long Island Power Authority, and as Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the New York State Attorney General.
Mr Martinez is a graduate of Long Island University and St. John’s University School of Law.