Governor Reappoints Traffic Safety Commission Director

Darrin Grondel to continue position

OLYMPIA, WA — Governor Jay Inslee reappointed Darrin T. Grondel as Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Mr. Grondel has been a traffic safety professional for more than 21 years.

“It is extremely humbling and a distinct honor and privilege to be asked to continue in this position working with dedicated and passionate traffic safety professionals every day,” Grondel said. Former Governor Christine Gregoire first appointed Grondel as Director of the Traffic Safety Commission on March 1, 2012.

Prior to his time as Director, Grondel served as a captain and the commanding officer of Washington State Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD). During his CVD command, Washington State Patrol was recognized nationally for lowering truck-related deaths, receiving the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Safety Award. Grondel was recognized personally when he was nominated to the Governors Distinguished Managers Association in 2009.