WSF has a new Assistant Secretary

The following press release was distrbuted yesterday by WSF.

New Assistant Secretary for WSF

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Contact: Lars Erickson, WSDOT communications, 360-789-6463 (cell)

Secretary Peterson appoints Lynne Griffith

OLYMPIA – Today, Lynn Peterson, Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, announced the appointment of Lynne Griffith as Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division.

She officially begins her leadership role next month with responsibilities including, guiding the ferries management team and all ferries employees to meet safety, operational and budgetary goals; and collaborating effectively with community and labor partners and other WSDOT divisions. Griffith will be the first woman to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division.
“I am very pleased Lynne is joining the WSDOT team and I want to thank Captain George Capacci for serving in the interim role,” said Secretary Peterson. “Our ferry system is an iconic symbol o f the state of Washington and a vital link in our statewide transportation system. It will be in good hands with Assistant Secretary Griffith.”

Griffith has more than 35 years’ experience in the transportation industry in transit, airlines and rail, from entry level operations to executive management. Highlights of her background include: currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Pierce Transit and formally at C-TRAN in Clark County, and managing bus and specialized transportation for people with disabilities at one of the largest transit authorities in the United States, MARTA, in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I am excited to work with the 1,700 men and women who are responsible for providing such an important transportation connection to Washingtonians,” said Griffith. “It is no small task to operate service reliably and safely on such a large scale, and I am looking forward to this opportunity.”

Also today, Secretary P eterson sent a memo to Governor Inslee with short- and long-term considerations to move the division forward under Griffith’s leadership.
“Coming from an island community that relies heavily on WSF services, I personally understand and appreciate how this leadership role is important to keeping the economic engine of Washington running,” said Governor Inslee. “I am pleased someone as capable and experienced as Lynne Griffith is joining our team to make this system even better.”

Washington State Ferries operates 163,000 scheduled sailings annually, with a reliability rate of 99.5 percent year to date in 2014.

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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    Dare I hope things will change for the better now??? And was Carpacci booted out or just overlooked or what? Thanks for the info, Susan. The gossip has gone around, but I wasn’t (and still am not) sure about these latest proceedings. And now 30 colorful, action-packed pages to study for next Thursday. I’m all agog. Have been thinking about you and wondering how things are going for you. It takes time to turn your life around. ‘Tain’t easy. We miss you. The weather is cool, sunny and beautiful. Hope it stays this way for at least a month.


    Quoting San Juan Islands Ferry Group :

    sjbrooksyoung posted: “The following press release was distrbuted yesterday by WSF.New Assistant Secretary for WSFWednesday, September 10, 2014Contact: Lars Erickson, WSDOT communications, 360-789-6463 (cell)Secretary Peterson appoints Lynne GriffithOLYMPIA “


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