Christian Jackstadt

Executive Deputy Commissioner

Christian Jackstadt was appointed Executive Deputy Commissioner in March of 2022 and feels privileged to help lead an agency that serves all New Yorkers.  Mr. Jackstadt works closely with the DMV Commissioner and is responsible for facilitating the agency’s mission to deliver essential motor vehicle and driver related services while administering motor vehicle laws enacted to promote safety and protect consumers. Executive Deputy Commissioner Jackstadt also works with the DMV’s leadership team to achieve the agency’s vision to shatter perceptions of DMV by providing simplified, effective and responsive government services.

Before coming to DMV, Executive Deputy Commissioner Jackstadt served as the Deputy Director of State Operations for the Executive Chamber. In this role, he oversaw and managed the daily operations of all state agencies, authorities and public benefit corporations. He strategized ways to streamline, improve and transform New York State operations to better serve the public— a task he continues at the DMV. As Deputy Director of State Operations, he was also integral in the COVID-19 response effort.  He served as the lead for all state-run vaccination and testing operations and activities during the pandemic, and he assisted with key recovery efforts such as the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Child Care Stabilization Grant Program, and the Excluded Workers Fund.

He previously served in multiple roles for the NYS Office of General Services managing projects, overseeing state real estate, risk assessment, and cybersecurity. Prior to his work in government, Executive Deputy Commissioner Jackstadt worked for seven years in the insurance industry. He uses his experience from his previous roles in the public and private sectors to be a steward for New Yorkers.

Executive Deputy Commissioner Jackstadt has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Syracuse University.