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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.

2015-2016 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
Bill Bell, GHSA Treasurer and Director of Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Treasurer
Bill Bell
Director, Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
Kendell Poole, GHSA Immediate Past Chair and Director, Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office Immediate Past Chair
Kendell Poole
Director, Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office

Regional Representatives

Region Designate Alternate
1 Lauren Stewart, Maine Joe Cristalli, Connecticut
2 Chuck DeWeese, New York Tom Glass, Pennsylvania
3 Don Nail, North Carolina Bob Tipton, West Virginia
4 Lora Hollingsworth, Florida Bill Babington, Alabama
5 Mike Prince, Michigan Felice Moretti, Ohio
6 Penny Corn, Mississippi Toby Taylor, Oklahoma
7 Chris Bortz, Kansas Bill Whitfield, Missouri
8 Karin Mongeon, North Dakota --
9 Rhonda Craft, California Robert Lung, Hawaii
10 Audrey Allums, Montana Troy Costales, Oregon

Committee Chairs

Annual Meeting Planning Committee Chuck DeWeese, New York
Business Development and Fundraising Committee Kendell Poole, Tennessee
Bylaws and Policies Committee Lee Axdahl, South Dakota
Federal Relations Committee Tom Gianni, Maryland
Financial and Operations Committee Bill Bell, Kentucky
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