Selika Josiah Gore of Marlboro, NJ has been appointed the Director of Field Programs at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
FMCSA is the federal agency that regulates heavy duty vehicles. Its mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
Gore for the last five years was the Deputy Administrator of Operations at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission where she was responsible for customer service at all 39 MVC branch offices, the vehicle inspection and emissions program, business and motor vehicle dealer licensing, state bus inspections, capital planning. At MVC she oversaw a staff of 1800 and managed an annual budget of $330 million.
At FMCSA, Gore will have a senior leadership role in all aspects of Motor Carrier Field Operations.
“I want to thank the Christie/Guadagno administration for the faith that they placed in me 5 1/2 years ago when I joined the NJ Motor Vehicle Administration,” said Gore. “The years really have flown by and I trust that I leave the agency better for my efforts. I want to express my sincere thanks to the multitude of hard working staff who have toiled beside me these many years. It has been a pleasure to work with you!”
Acting Governor Kim Guadagno said, “Selika has been a friend for almost a decade and I was pleased when she decided to give up her law practice to join our Administration. While with the MVC she supervised 5 divisions and provided valuable assistance in streamlining the agency. Washington clearly needs her and I will miss her both personally and professionally.”
Gore told MMM that she will maintain her residency in Marlboro where she has a son in school. She will take a small apartment in Washington and expects to be traveling extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada in her new position. She will complete her term as Chair of the Marlboro Republican Committee, which ends in June.