Effective June 19, 2013, David Trujillo was appointed Director by the Washington State Gambling Commission. Prior to this appointment, he
was the agency's Deputy Director and has served in various positions throughout the agency. David is a recipient of the WA State Leadership
Award given to him by then Secretary of State Sam Reed.
Though born in Albuquerque, David grew up in Central Washington graduating from Ellensburg High School in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and soon after a Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University. He completed the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) and later obtained Supervisory Certification and Middle Management Certification from CJTC. David is licensed by the Washington State Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
During his time with the Gambling Commission, David has been a Special Agent in Field Operations, Financial Investigations, and Tribal Gaming and a Special Agent Supervisor in charge of the Criminal Intelligence Unit where he completed the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Intelligence Officer Training. He became the Administrator in charge of Licensing Services and was later promoted to Assistant Director of the Licensing Operations Division, which included Licensing Services, Licensing and Background Investigations, Public Disclosure, and Financial Reporting. Today, he oversees all operating divisions, which include the Field Operations Division, the Tribal and Technical Gambling Division, and the Licensing Operations Division. He also serves on the Agency Leadership Team, Rules Action Team, Firearms/Use of Force Team, Safety Committee, Commission Action Team, Performance Management Confirmation Team, and the Legislative Team.
David is a past recipient of the Washington State Leadership Award from Secretary of State Sam Reed and the Gambling Commission's "Director's Leadership Award."
Since 1998, he 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). Recently, he began serving on the St. Michael School Commission. St. Michael School is 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.