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GHSA Executive Board

GHSA's Executive Board consists of officers, representatives from the 10 NHTSA regions, and committee and task force chairs.

Officers are elected by the full State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) membership during GHSA's Annual Meeting. Regional representatives are selected during regional caucuses. The GHSA Chair appoints the chairs of GHSA's various committees and task forces, who serve as at-large board members. All Board Members serve a one-year term.

2016-2017 GHSA Executive Board


Jana Simpler, GHSA Secretary and Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety Chair
Jana Simpler
Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Harris Blackwood, GHSA Vice Chair and Director of Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety Vice Chair
Harris Blackwood
Director, Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Darrin Grondel, GHSA Secretary and Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission Secretary
Darrin Grondel
Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Lee Axdahl, GHSA Treasurer and Director of the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety Treasurer
Lee Axdahl
Director, South Dakota Office of Highway Safety

Regional Representatives

Region Designate Alternate
1 Lauren Stewart, Maine Jeff Larason, Massachusetts
2 Chuck DeWeese, New York Tom Glass, Pennsylvania
3 Don Nail, North Carolina John Saunders, Virginia
4 Bill Whatley, Alabama Phil Riley, South Carolina
5 Felice Moretti, Ohio Mike Prince, Michigan
6 Penny Corn, Mississippi Mike Sandoval, New Mexico
7 Chris Bortz, Kansas Bill Whitfield, Missouri
8 Carol Gould, Colorado Ken Ledet, Wyoming
9 Rhonda Craft, California Robert Lung, Hawaii
10 Darrin Grondel, Washington John Tomlinson, Idaho

Committee Chairs

Annual Meeting Planning Committee Chuck DeWeese, New York
Business Development and Fundraising Committee --
Bylaws and Policies Committee Lee Axdahl, South Dakota
Federal Relations Committee Tom Gianni, Maryland
Financial and Operations Committee --
Member Services Committee Bridget White, Arkansas
Research Committee Audrey Allums, Montana
Nominations Committee Lauren Stewart, Maine
Strategic Communications Committee Joe Cristalli, Connecticut
Strategic Planning Committee Lora Hollingsworth, Florida
Workforce Development and Technology Committee Rhonda Craft, California