Senator Fuschillo Announces Senate Confirmation of New Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the New York State Senate has confirmed Barbara Fiala as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

“Barbara Fiala’s executive experience, combined with her many years of experience managing local DMV operations, make her an excellent choice as the State’s next DMV Commissioner. I commend Governor Cuomo on selecting such a well qualified nominee, and I look forward to working with Commissioner Fiala in her new position,” said Senator Fuschillo. 

Ms. Fiala brings years of professional and administrative experience to her new position. She is extremely familiar with DMV operations, having served as DMV Supervisor and Deputy County Clerk for Broome County in upstate New York from 1981-1997. As County Clerk, a position she held from 1997-2004, she was responsible for overseeing all DMV operations in Broome County. In addition to her knowledge and dealings with DMV issues, Ms. Fiala possesses executive experience, having served as Broome County Executive from 2005 until 2011. 

            Ms. Fiala also holds degrees from Broome County Community College and Binghamton University.         

Prior to her confirmation by the Senate, Senator Fuschillo chaired a Senate Transportation Committee examining Ms. Fiala’s qualifications and professional experience.