Meet the Team
Peter L. Lacy - Commissioner
Peter L. Lacy serves as the Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. He leads agency initiatives to provide driver and vehicle services in a timely and accurate manner. He and his team have strategically positioned the agency to support Governor Holcomb’s fifth pillar; “Provide great government service at a great value to taxpayers.” Peter joined the agency in 2015 as the Chief of Staff and was appointed Commissioner by Governor Holcomb in 2017. He brings more than 20 years of private sector experience and knowledge to the BMV, including acquisition integration, ERP system implementation, process improvement, business model transformation, and territory management.
Outside of work, Lacy is active in the community serving as Founding Chair of the Adaptive Movement Programs Board for the IUPUI School of Physical Education & Tourism Management, Board member of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Culver Summer Board. Peter previously served as Board Chair of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, President of Carmel Girls Lacrosse, and Board Member of Junior Achievement.
Lacy earned his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati and his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston. He resides in Carmel with his wife and three children.
Kevin Garvey - Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Garvey was named Chief Operating Officer of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in November 2014. He is responsible for the oversight of both customer facing and central office operations including all BMV branches in Indiana and the BMV’s core functional areas, including Titles, Registrations, Credentials, and Driver Records. Kevin began his career with the Indiana BMV in December 2008 as the Director of Supply Chain Management and has held additional BMV Operations positions, each with increased oversight and responsibility, prior to being named COO.
Before joining the Indiana BMV, Kevin worked as an Operations and Inventory Manager for a music and video game distribution company. His various roles and experiences with the company took him from Indianapolis, Indiana to Detroit, Michigan, then Richmond, Virginia and Manchester, England.
Kevin is a native Hoosier, growing up on the west side of Indianapolis and graduating from Cardinal Ritter High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Kevin is active in the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) currently serving as the Chair of the organization’s Vehicle Standing Committee. Kevin and his wife reside in Greenwood with their two children.
Joe Hoage - General Counsel
Joe Hoage serves as the General Counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. As General Counsel, Joe is responsible for all legal matters affecting the agency, including providing legal advice and assistance to the various divisions, leading the agency’s legislative efforts and agenda, managing all matters in litigation, and legal review of all contractual transactions.
Prior to his time with the BMV, Joe was General Counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He has also served as the State’s Public Access Counselor, worked as an attorney with the Indiana Gaming Commission, and as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County.
Joe earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1997. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and sons.
Carl Bentley - Information Technology Director
Carl Bentley serves as the Information Technology Director for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Carl is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT resources at the BMV.
He has over 15 years of information technology experience including software development, systems analysis, system integration, system modernization, quality assurance, and database administration.
Carl attended Eastern Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems.
Outside of work Carl enjoys playing his guitar, hunting, fishing, and coaching youth baseball. He resides in Morristown with his wife and son.