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Name: Murphy, Christopher
Current Position: Former Director

A 24-year veteran of the Office of Traffic Safety, Christopher J. Murphy obtained a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Sacramento. He also is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, executive program. Murphy was named deputy director of the department in 2000 and interim director in 2003 before being appointed director in 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2005, he was elected vice chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) before being elected its chairman in September 2006. He is a member of the AASHTO Highway Transportation Safety Committee on Safety Management and Co-Leader of California’s Strategic Highway Safety Implementation Plan. He is married and has two children.


Official Biography (OTS website)

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