Kegler Brown Director Joins Department of Public Safety Study Committee

Steve Tugend, chair of Kegler Brown’s Government Affairs practice, has been appointed to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information Systems (NMVTIS) Utilization Study Committee by the Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Thomas J. Stickrath.

Enacted as part of SB263, the “Enact Notary Public Modernization Act,” the Committee’s goal is to study and make recommendations on how to better issue salvage certificates of title in Ohio and utilize the information related to them.

Tugend will serve as the representative of the salvage automobile auction industry on the Committee throughout the appointment, which lasts until January 31, 2020, when the Committee must submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor.

Tugend’s recent committee experience includes serving as a member of Ohio’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Military Affairs Task Force, where he helped study and analyze Ohio’s military installations, assets, and resources in search of realignment opportunities.

Tugend has over 25 years of experience in legal, legislative and political matters. He counsels clients such as local governments and private sector partners on project-related issues, which includes advising TIDs on complex transportation projects and advocating for Ohio’s defense institutions as a member of Ohio’s BRAC and Military Affairs Task Force.