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Fort Wayne woman appointed to head state auto regulation

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson appointed Elizabeth Murphy of Fort Wayne as director of the Auto Dealer Services Division. Murphy will lead the Secretary of State’s effort to regulate the motor vehicle industry, which includes overseeing new and used car dealers and wholesalers, car and RV manufacturers, watercraft dealers and salvage yards.

“Elizabeth brings years of experience in the motor vehicle world, through her work at the BMV, making her a perfect fit to continue our relationship with that industry,” said Lawson in a news release. “Her skills and background will serve her well as she joins our senior team working on behalf of Hoosiers.”

Murphy is general counsel at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, a position she has held since July 2010. Before that, she served as staff attorney within the agency beginning in September 2009. She also worked in private practice for three years before joining state government.

Murphy earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Murphy is replacing Carol Mihalik, who was appointed Indiana securities commissioner earlier this month.