Kristen Nielsen Simpson

Kristen Simpson

Seattle Department of Transportation, Interim Director

Kristen Simpson is the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Interim Director and has served as the Chief of Staff since 2019. Since starting with the department in the 1990s she has worked in many roles including transportation planning, revenue development, and project management. In addition to her public sector experience, she has worked in the private and non-profit sectors, and has degrees in political science and urban planning.