Nancy Naples

Nancy A. Naples, a member of the Board of Directors of Amtrak,[1] is the former Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in New York.[2] Naples was appointed State Motor Vehicles Commissioner by then-Gov. George Pataki in January 2006 following a 12-year political career in Western New York. She served as a Cabinet member for the final year of Pataki's term.

Naples was elected in 1993, 1997, and 2001 as County Comptroller of Erie County, New York.[3] In 2004 she ran for Congress, narrowly losing to then-Democratic Assemblyman Brian Higgins by less than 1% for the right to succeed Republican Jack Quinn.

Naples had a twenty-year career on Wall Street, serving at HSBC, Merrill Lynch, and Chemical Bank, and in her family's insurance company in Buffalo, before running for office. In 1998, it was reported that Pataki considered her as a running mate for Lieutenant Governor. In her capacity as Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Naples served as the Chairwoman of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

In late 2007, President George W. Bush nominated Naples to the Board of Directors of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak). She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March, 2008 for a five-year term.


Political offices
Preceded by
Alfreda W. Slominski
County Comptroller of Erie County, New York
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2005
Succeeded by
James M. Hartmann
Government offices
Preceded by
Raymond P. Martinez
New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
Succeeded by
David J. Swarts
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