Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton was nominated by Governor Phillip D. Murphy on February 20, 2018 to become the Chair and Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). As Chief, Ms. Fulton will manage a state agency that generates more than $1.8 billion annually and is charged with the licensing of more than six million drivers and the titling, registration and inspection of nearly five million vehicles. She will also serve as the Chair of the MVC Board, a policymaking body made up of government and public members.
Fulton is a 1980 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a member of the Academy’s first class to admit women. She was commissioned in the Army as a Signal Officer, serving both as a platoon leader and company commander in Germany before receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the West Point Board of Visitors, and later served as the first female West Point graduate to chair the Board. With her military background, Fulton has been a tireless advocate for service members, working with numerous non-profit groups. Prior to her nomination to lead the MVC, she served as the Executive Director of the Women in the Service Change Initiative, a group dedicated to advocating for women in the military.
In addition to her military service, Fulton has more than 20 years of experience working in leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies. She has proved to be a dynamic and motivational leader, with a track record of leading diverse and cross-functional teams.
The MVC is effectively the face of state government, having more direct contacts with New Jersey residents than any other state agency. Fulton will be focusing on delivering excellent customer service in each of the more than 24 million transactions processed by the MVC annually.
Sue Fulton married Penelope Dara Gnesin in 2012. They reside in Monmouth County, New Jersey.