Frew named WTS Man of the Year

Idaho DMV Administrator and longtime ITD employee Alan Frew was named the Man of the Year by local Transportation group Women Transportation Seminars (WTS) Thursday, Jan. 25 in Boise.

Frew, who started with ITD in 1985, received the group’s Ray LaHood Award, named after the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2013. The award recognizes those who have contributed during their career to the advancement of women and minorities in transportation, and who have led by example, seeking opportunities to advance and advocate for women in his own organization.

“Alan is a supportive and compassionate leader who is committed to customer service and innovation,” said Ed Pemble, who has worked with Frew for more than 17 years. “He is also a great salsa maker and BBQ chef, often using these talents to celebrate success and encourage his team," added Pemble, a Motor Vehicle Program Supervisor.

Others have recognized that compassion, too.

“Alan has an unusual talent for having a sincere interest in people,” explained ITD Chief Deputy Scott Stokes. “He genuinely is interested in the welfare of others, which has a unifying and motivating affect. You can tell that it is sincere.”

"One of the first things Alan did when he became a manager years ago was to memorize the names, pictures and job details about every single employee in his work area," recalls former longtime DMV employee Maggie Ransom. "He genuinely cares."

Published 01-27-17