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Paul E. Parsells

Paul E. Parsells was appointed to the Commission on June 7, 2022 by The Honorable Joanna McClinton, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. 

Mr. Parsells retired after 40 years of service to the Commonwealth in 2021. Upon accepting a position with the Commonwealth, he served two years as a field auditor for the Auditor General, and then spent the next 38 years serving the House of Representatives. 

From 1988 to 2006, Commissioner Parsells served as the Executive Director of the House Transportation Committee under six different Chairmen. In that position he also served as the voting designee for the Chairman on the State Transportation Commission, Rail Freight Advisory Committee, Aviation Advisory Committee, Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. 

In 2006 he was asked to serve as Chief of Staff for the Majority Whip and later as Chief of Staff for Speaker Keith McCall. When the Speaker retired, Commissioner Parsells was named Transportation Policy Director for the Leader. 

Mr. Parsells finished his career as Caucus Chief of Staff for Leaders Frank Dermody (2014-2020) and Joanna McClinton (2021). 

Commissioner Parsells is a 1978 graduate of Mercer University with a B.A. in Business Administration, and still has a few remaining battle scars from his soccer career there.