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Motor Vehicle Commission

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission

500 James Robertson Pkwy, 5th Floor

Nashville, TN 37243-1153



Phone: 615-741-2711

Fax: 615-741-0651


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Board Contact Information
Title/Function Name/Contact

Executive Director

Responsible for directing staff operations, day to day functions, and overseeing issues regarding state-wide impact of the Motor Vehicle Industry.

Paula J. Shaw


Office Manager

Coordinates staff members to maximize the efficiency of work flow, Closes dealerships. Processes all annual sales reports, salesperson applications, renewals and correction letters.  Sends out letters for late annual sales reports.

Barry Whitson


Administrative Assistant Reg. Board II
Reconciliation, approves all license applications, show permits, runs or requests reports, refunds money, sends out bad check letters.
Leslie C. Hogue
Administrative Assistant Reg. Board II
Handles all complaints, works with the staff attorney, maintains the complaint log, Board Minutes, All appeal letters for Commission meetings, web liaison for Board website, enters all money paid for fines and penalties, issues Agreed Citations, and maintains an Agreed Citation log.
Jason Gilliam
Administrative Assistant Reg. Board II
Processes all dealership applications, dealership relocations.

Brenda Suddeth

Licensing Technician
Processes all applications, renewals and relocations for RV MFG/DIST. Motor Vehicle MFG/DIST., Manufacturer Representatives, Dismantler/Recycler and Auctions. Expired insurance letters, delinquent child support letters,and delinquent student loan letters.

Marsha Bynum

Licensing Technician
Answers phones, processes dealer closures, dealer renewals. Mails out suspension letters.

June Brown