Conversations With Chrissy


Conversations with Chrissy is a monthly podcast brought to you by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration. Each month, host and Motor Vehicl​e Administrator,  Chrissy Nizer has one​-on-one in-depth conversations with agency partners, leading transportation and safety officials covering a variety of topics that you won't hear anywhere else.​listen-on.png
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The weather is heating up and it's the perfect time to ride! In this episode, Maryland State Police First Sergeant Canfield talks about what it's like patrolling on two wheels, tips for drivers & riders, and some of the things he's seen on 695!

Administrator Nizer visits Maryland DNR HQ to meet with Deputy Director, JT Bowers to discuss our tree-mendous program, partnerships and commitment to keeping Maryland beautiful.

Administrator Nizer visits Maryland State Police Colonel Roland Butler to discuss the MVA's partnership with law enforcement, traffic safety, and what to do when being pulled over by a police officer.

Administrator Nizer visits the state house to chat with Lt. Governor Aruna Miller and MDOT SHA Deputy Administrator, Teri Soos about work zone crashes, the work zone work group, and how to keep Marylanders safe on our roadways.

Administrator Nizer sits down with Chris McDonold, Executive Director of the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council and Bill Banahan, MVA Investigator. In this episode we discuss the recent increase in vehicle thefts, why its happening, and what Marylanders can do to prevent this crime.

We spoke with Maryland Motor Truck Association President & CEO, Louis Campion during National Truck Driver Appreciation to discuss truck driving as a career, improvements made to the CDL process, and what to know for those looking to get into the field.

In the continuation of our discussion with past MVA administrators, we discussed federal Real ID mandates, highway safety, and some of the important lessons we've learned over the years.

Administrator Nizer holds a very special roundtable discussion with past MVA administrators Marshall Rickert, Anne Ferro, John Kuo and Milton Chaffee to look into the history and evolution of the agency. In the first part of this discussion, the Administrators discuss customer service, technological innovation, and more.

Administrator Nizer chats with Maryland Cannabis Administration's Deputy Director, Dawn Berkowitz, ahead of the July 1 recreational cannabis legalization to talk safety, usage, terminology, and to address common misconceptions.

As many Marylanders get ready to head down to the ocean, we drove down to the Easton branch office to chat with Danielle Farace about the importance of slow moving vehicle safety.

Administrator Nizer sits down with Donate Life Maryland Executive Director, Lisa Spicknall to discuss organ, eye and tissue donation as well as break down common misconceptions.

On the heels of Vehicle Safety Recalls Week, Administrator Nizer spoke with Stephen Ridella, Director of Office of Defects Investigation at NHTSA, about the importance of checking for recalls, how to check, and how to get them fixed for free.

 Administrator Nizer is joined by District Manager, Kenny Mason to discuss our birth certificate printing program.

In this episode, Administrator Nizer sat down with two Employee of the Month winners and our 2022 Employee of the Year to discuss life at MDOT MVA and the ways we work to better serve our customers.

Administrator Nizer chats with MHSO Deputy Director, Myra Wieman during Older Driver Safety Awareness week to discuss ways we're helping older drivers drive as long as possible as safely as possible.

​In our inaugural episode of Conversations with Chrissy, Administrator Nizer spoke with MDVA Communications Director, Dana Burl ahead of Veteran's Day to discuss the ways we serve veterans, resources available and things we've learned along the way.