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Daniel Pace replaces Sandy Stroope as new Director of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission


Little Rock, ArkansasThe Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing is pleased to announce that Daniel Pace has been appointed as the new Director of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission (AMVC). Daniel has a tough act to follow in retiring Director Sandy Stroope, whose notable leadership and contributions to the Department and the Commission have been greatly appreciated. With an impressive background within state government, Pace brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for public service to his new role.

            “I have full confidence in Mr. Pace’s ability to effectively navigate the complexities of the motor vehicle industry and uphold the highest standards of integrity and efficiency,” Secretary Daryl Bassett said. “His extensive experience and unwavering dedication to public service make him the ideal candidate to lead this important commission.”  

            A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Pace has always had a strong connection to the state and its communities. He attended Jonesboro High School, where he excelled academically and athletically. Passionate about sports, he showcased his talent as a member of the Arkansas State University Baseball Team from 2007 to 2010, demonstrating his dedication and teamwork skills.


            Pace’s commitment to education led him to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, which he earned from Arkansas State University in May 2010. Building on this foundation, he furthered his academic accomplishments by obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree in December 2012, solidifying his understanding of effective governance and policy implementation.

            With a decade of experience in state government, Pace has proven his capabilities and dedication to public service. His previous roles include serving as a Motor Vehicle Investigator at the AMVC since November 2021, where he has shown a meticulous approach to investigations and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of the Commission.

            Before his time with the AMVC, Pace served as an Investigator in the Public Protection Division of the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General. During his eight-year tenure from August 2013 to November 2021, he exhibited a tireless dedication to consumer protection, showcasing his ability to navigate complex legal landscapes and ensure the well-being of Arkansas citizens.

            The appointment of Daniel Pace as the Director of the AMVC is a testament to his exceptional qualifications, unwavering dedication to public service, and commitment to the betterment of the state. His leadership will provide continued excellence and public service to the people of Arkansas and the motor vehicle industry. The Department of Labor and Licensing is proud to announce Daniel Pace as its new Director of the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission.

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