Russ Martin, GHSA Director of Government Relations

Russ MartinRuss Martin is Director of Government Relations for the Governors Highway Safety Association. He represents the state highway safety offices before federal agencies and Congress to assist states as they work to address highway safety issues. Mr. Martin also works closely with partner organizations to improve road safety and promote GHSA objectives.

Prior to joining GHSA in 2017, Mr. Martin was Manager of State Relations at AAA, where he spent over 8 years supporting AAA’s network of motor clubs to advocate on behalf of AAA members on traffic safety, vehicle technology, and motorists’ rights.

Mr. Martin is a native of Virginia and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from James Madison University.

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