OLYMPIA, WA - Governor Chris Gregoire appointed Darrin T. Grondel as Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Mr. Grondel is an experienced traffic safety professional having worked in law enforcement in metropolitan and rural settings for 20 years. Most recently, he served as a captain and the commanding officer of Washington State Patrol's Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD).
Steve Lind, Deputy Director of the Commission, spoke for all staff when he commented on the appointment. "We are excited the Governor appointed such a dynamic, knowledgeable leader. Darrin's collaborative style will be an asset as we continue to work with our many great partners in the private sector and tribal, federal, state and local governments."
During Mr. Grondel's CVD command, Washington State Patrol was recognized nationally for lowering truck-related deaths, receiving the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Safety Award. Darrin was recognized personally when he was nominated to the Governors Distinguished Managers Association in 2009.
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