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R. Scott Waddell was appointed Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles by Governor Mitch Daniels on October 8, 2010. Waddell joined the BMV as Deputy Commissioner/Policy and Operations in March 2009 and was named Chief of Staff, Finance and Administration in April 2010.
As Commissioner, Waddell has continued to drive improvements in operational efficiencies and customer service with an expanded and more responsive center for phone inquiries. He has also implemented new branch visit monitoring technology and touch-screen computers for knowledge testing. Wanting to make doing business with the BMV as convenient as possible, Waddell has overseen the upgrade of the myBMV.com website and increased customer communication about the BMV Customer Choice program. As a result, the BMV is now seeing almost 50% of all transactions completed outside of a license branch.
Before his service in State government, Waddell was the President, CEO and owner of Standard Locknut, Inc., a $25 million precision manufacturing company in Westfield, IN. Under his leadership, the company became a leading supplier of precision components for the bearing and automotive industries. The company was sold in 2007.
An Indianapolis native, Waddell graduated from Indiana University with a degree in business management. He has been active in the Young Presidents Organization, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and served on an advisory board for the J. Everett Light Career Center. Other community activities have included: Past President of the Junto of Indianapolis service club; Board Member of the FBI Citizens Academy; and served as Taxi Committee Chairman for the Super Bowl 46 Host Committee. He is an avid Butler University Bulldog basketball fan and supporter of the program.
Scott and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of two sons and one daughter and are members of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.