Rob Mikell, a native Georgian, was appointed as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) by Governor Nathan Deal in October of 2012. Rob previously served as Deputy Commissioner of DDS and as Deputy Director for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Prior to his appointment at GOHS, Rob was a prosecutor in both DeKalb and Rockdale Counties and worked for the law firm of Fain, Major, & Brennan in Atlanta. In February of 2014, Governor Deal appointed Rob also to serve as one of only two agency heads on the State Employee Flexible Benefits Plan Council. He also serves on the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission and the Impaired Driving Task Force.
Rob is a member of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) International Board of Directors, is past president of the AAMVA Region II Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of AAMVA International’s Suspended and Revoked Drivers Working Group.
Rob serves on the National Sheriff’s Association’s Traffic Safety Committee and on the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy’s Advisory Board. He is past president of the Rockdale County Bar Association, and is a member of the Brookwood Elementary School’s School Council. Over the years, Rob has been named to Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40”, has graduated from Leadership Georgia, and was named Assistant Solicitor-General of the Year.
Rob graduated with honors from The Citadel. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.