Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Darrin Grondel was elected to the position of GHSA Secretary in August 2015.
Grondel was appointed Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2012 and reappointed by Governor Jay Inslee in 2013. In this role, he provides statewide leadership in all aspects of traffic safety, with a heavy emphasis on human behavioral issues that impact traffic safety.
Grondel also represents GHSA on the DRE Technical Advisory Panel for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has served as an Alternate Regional Representative to the Board. He is active on highway safety issues as the Chair of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and a member of the IACP Highway Safety Committee. He has contributed to several national projects related to drug-impaired driving.
Prior to his role as the WTSC Director, Grondel served 20 years with the Washington State Patrol.
Grondel recently completed his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University (May 2016), earned his Masters in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College in 2004, and his Bachelors in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1995.