Amy Scarton will be the next leader of Washington State Ferries.
Roger Millar, secretary of the state Department of Transportation, announced Tuesday that Scarton will replace Lynne Griffith, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Scarton currently works as the department’s assistant secretary for community and economic development. Previously, she served in senior transportation roles in the President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush administrations.
She starts her new position next month.
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“I know there are challenges ahead, and we will keep our focus on maintaining our strong safety record and improving service reliability,” Scarton said in a news release.