Simpler currently serves as the director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Her career in highway safety began in 1997. She held the position of deputy director of OHS through 2009 and as director for the last eight years.
"We are excited to have Jana joining us," said DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan. "As Director of OHS, she is very familiar with DMV and DelDOT, and has done a terrific job promoting safety on our roadways over the past 20 years. I know she will set a great example for our more than 600 employees in DMV and tolling operations in continuing to meet our number one objective "“ delivering First Class Service to the First State."
She replaced Scott Vien, who served as DMV director for the last three years. Vien left the department at the beginning of August for a position in the private sector.
"I am very pleased to have been asked to serve as the Director of DMV," Simpler said. "I look forward to the opportunity to lead an agency whose history of excellent customer service and strong commitment to its employees has led the agency to effect many enhancements in the last several years. I thank Secretary Cohan for the opportunity to join her team and focus on making Delaware's DMV the best in the country."