Governor Sisolak Appoints New Directors

Three member agencies of the Nevada Executive Committee on Traffic Safety (NECTS) received new leadership earlier this year, when Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of new directors of the Departments of Public Safety, Motor Vehicles, and Transportation.

Governor Sisolak announced in January the appointment of  George Togliatti as director of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Togliatti previously served as Director of the Department of Public Safety under Governor Kenny Guinn from 2003-2007. Togliatti is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and is a former Naval aviator and combat veteran.

Julie Butler was appointed director of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles by Governor Sisolak. Butler has served as an administrator of the Records, Communications and Compliance Division of the Department of Public Safety since 2013 and previously worked as the Chief of the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety. She has worked for the state since 1994.

The board of the Nevada Department of Transportation approved Governor Sisolak’s recommendation of Kristina Swallow as department director. Swallow has nearly 25 years of experience working in civil engineering and government. Most recently, she worked for the City of Las Vegas as a program manager in the Department of Public Works, City Engineering Division. She also worked as a lobbyist in the Nevada Legislature and as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

As the executive committee that oversees Nevada’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP), NECTS provides guidance and helps gain consensus at a high level among the many local, state, and federal agencies with a stake in traffic safety. NECTS establishes SHSP policies and procedures; reviews progress; provides advice, support, and assistance on specific SHSP strategies; addresses challenges; and removes barriers as appropriate. Member agencies consult the SHSP when updating agency or organization plans and programs and share progress on safety initiatives at the committee meetings, which are held quarterly.