Director David Trujillo
David Trujillo was appointed director of the Washington State Gambling Commission in June 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was the agency's deputy director and has served in various positions throughout the agency.
David was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but grew grew up in central Washington, graduating from Ellensburg High School in 1981. He earned bachelor's degrees from Western Washington University and Central Washington University. David then completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) and later obtained his Supervisory Certification and Middle Management Certification from CJTC. He is licensed by the Washington State Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
During his time with the Gambling Commission, David has served as a special agent in field operations, financial investigations and tribal gaming. He also served as a special agent supervisor in charge of the Criminal Intelligence Unit and completed the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Intelligence Officer Training. He became the administrator in charge of the Licensing Services Unit and was later promoted to assistant director of the Licensing Operations Division, responsible for licensing services, licensing and background investigations, public disclosure and financial reporting.
David is a past recipient of the Washington State Leadership Award from then Secretary of State Sam Reed. He is also a past recipient of the Gambling Commission's "Director's Leadership Award."
Since 1998, David has been actively involved with the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, a membership organization which advocates for the CPA profession. Currently, David is one of the State Board of Directors, Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee (ethics committee), and he also participates locally as a board member and past president of the Olympia area chapter. Participating in ethics work at the state level requires that he work occasionally with the Professional Ethics Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
For the past several years, David has served on the NOVA Middle School Finance Committee (a private middle school located in Olympia). He also serves on the St. Michael School Commission -- a private Catholic elementary and middle school also located in Olympia.
David has made his home in the Lacey/Olympia area with his wife and family.