Past Chair, Ad Hoc Member
The principal of K.Poole Strategic Relations, Kendell has built an amazing 27-year career in both the public and private sectors based on his strong character and reputation. Kendell was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen on January 27, 2006, as Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in the State of Tennessee and continued to serve in that capacity under the administration of Governor Bill Haslam. Serving as the longest serving Director in the history of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office in Tennessee (2005-2016), he has received numerous awards for his leadership while serving under two Governors who spanned both sides of the political aisle. Mr. Poole was a member of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Executive Board since 2006. He served five years as a regional representative and one year as Chair of the Association’s Member Services Committee. He also served as the Association’s liaison in implementing a new law enforcement program known as DDACTS. Poole was elected Chair at the Association’s Annual Meeting in 2012 and re-elected in 2013 and 2014.