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Sue Fulton leaves NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for Biden White House

ByChad J. Johnson

Jul 1, 2022

Sue Fulton stepped down as New Jersey’s chief administrator for the Motor Vehicle Commission on Friday after four years.

Governor Phil Murphy announced Fulton was leaving to take up a post as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The move is effective July 1.

Latrecia “Trish” Littles-Floyd, was named interim chief administrator on the same day. Littles-Floyd served as director of security, investigations and internal audit for MVC and served as a lieutenant colonel in the New Jersey State Police.

Fulton said it was “a tremendous honor to serve the people of New Jersey and Governor Murphy for the past four years.”

“The NJMVC team has shown determination, skill and knowledge in redesigning MVC despite unprecedented obstacles,” Fulton said in a statement. “Trish has been a part of this transformation and I’m thrilled to see her bring her leadership, experience and commitment to the position of Chief Administrator.”

Murphy called Fulton a “leading voice” and an “invaluable asset” to his administration during his tenure before going on to say that the commission has “evolved into a more efficient, better organized and fully equipped agency to meet the needs . motorists across the state.

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Fulton was sworn in as the fourth president and chief administrator of the MVC on April 17, 2018. During her time, she navigated pandemic-related shutdowns that saw a backlog of transactions in the 100,000s and lines of customers camping in agencies.

Although locations have reopened with an updated system, which allows most transactions to be completed online, some appointment availability issues remain.

Prior to this new role, Littles-Floyd was responsible for protecting NJ MVC infrastructure, executives, managers, employees, stakeholders, visitors and customers. She worked for the New Jersey State Police for more than two decades and served as Chief of Staff, reporting directly to the State Superintendent of Police.

Murphy said he looks forward to his leadership of the MVC.

“Trish served our state in the New Jersey State Police, where she dedicated more than 20 years to making our state stronger and fairer,” he said in a statement. “She also led NJ MVC in her capacity as Director of Security, Investigations and Internal Audit. This unique experience, coupled with her dedication to serving the people of New Jersey, makes her uniquely qualified to serve as interim chief administrator.

Littles-Floyd said she was honored to be invited and was “delighted that Governor Murphy has placed his trust in me.”