Darrin T. Grondel Darrin currently serves as the Vice President of Traffic Safety and Government Relations for the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility or Responsibility.org. He directs Responsibility.org’s state government relations and traffic safety portfolio, serving in a public facing role to achieve partnership engagement and organizational goals. One of his key roles is supporting impaired driving education, programs, and policies.
Darrin previously served as the Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) 2012-2020. He was the Governor’s Representative for highway safety appointed 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 affect traffic safety. In this role he was elected as the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Chair in August 2018 – 2019.
Darrin is a member of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Technical Advisory Panel and the Highway Safety Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and serves on the National Sheriffs Association’s Traffic Safety Committee. He has contributed to several national projects related to drug-impaired driving, autonomous vehicles, and the Toward Zero Death National Strategy.
Prior to his role as the WTSC Director, Grondel served 25 years with the Washington State Patrol, retiring at the rank of Captain in May 2017.
Grondel has a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University (2016), a Masters in Public Administration from the Evergreen State College (2004), and a Bachelors in Political Science from Brigham Young University (1995).