Spencer R. Moore, a native Georgian and career public servant, was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) by Governor Nathan Deal and the DDS Board of Directors on January 17, 2017. He previously served as Deputy Commissioner of DDS for four years.
As Commissioner of the state’s driver’s education, testing and licensing agency, Moore guides approximately 1,000 team members and manages an operating budget in excess of $70M. The team handles approximately 3.5 million driver’s license and state ID card transactions annually, contributes to Georgia’s homeland security, economic development and highway safety initiatives.
His 20-year career in state government includes 14 years with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). He served his last six years at GOHS as Deputy Director and became a leading expert in highway traffic safety initiatives. Moore started his state career as a parole officer with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
He was born in Dublin, Georgia and is a graduate of Treutlen High School where he was an exceptional student-athlete and received scholarships to play collegiate football at Furman University and Morehouse College. He graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has completed several Executive Leadership Programs sponsored by the State of Georgia and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
Currently, he and his family live in Gwinnett County. Moore continues to be active in the community including serving as a Deacon at the Voices of Faith Christian Church.