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John Saunders, GHSA Secretary and Director of Virginia Transportation Safety Services

John Saunders, GHSA Vice Chairman

Director, Virginia Highway Safety Services

John has served as Director of Virginia's Highway Safety Services and been a member of the Executive Staff of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles since 2003.

John served as Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Region III Representative from 2006-2010 and served as GHSA Secretary from 2010 through January 2012. Following a leadership change, John was elected as GHSA Vice Chairman in January of 2012.

John is Virginia's representative to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Safety Management Subcommittee and serves on the Executive Board of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Program. John also serves as GHSA's representative to the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials.

A retired Naval Officer, John has earned Master Degrees in Public Administration from Troy State University and Divinity from Virginia Union University, School of Theology. John is married to his wife Sylvia of 41 years and has two children and seven grandchildren.

Media inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Adkins, GHSA Deputy Executive Director, at 202-789-0942, ext. 130 or