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Fall 2021 Comings and Goings

We welcome… Federal Agency Partners: Tracy Stone-Manning was confirmed as the head of the Bureau of Land Management. She will be the first person to lead the organization since the Obama Administration. Dr. Tracey Ritchie joined the National Park Foundation as vice president of education and…

Portrait of USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore.

Summer 2021 Comings and Goings

Announcements about new hires, appoints, and outgoing professionals at National Trail nonprofits and Federal partner agencies. We Welcome: Randy Moore, Forest Service Chief Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Randy Moore as the 20th Chief of the USDA Forest Service on June 28,…

Dave Moore Named Star-Spangled Banner NHT Superintendent

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Deputy Regional Director Debbie Conway has named David H. Moore as superintendent of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Hampton National Historic Site, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, all based…

Kym Hall Selected as National Capital Area Director

by National Park Service; Adapted from Federal agency emails and news releases. Kym Hall, a 34-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been selected as the National Capital Area director. She will begin her new role in the coming weeks as she transitions…

Trail partner comings and goings

From the October 2020 e-newsletter John Cannella selected as NPS National Trails and Rivers Systems program manager Royce Gibson named Executive Director of the Florida Trail Association New pathways for Samantha Haas of the PNTS Changes in U.S. Forest Service: Brenda Yankoviak and Samantha Rider…

Don King retires after 50-year NPS career

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a news release from the NPS After a 50-year career with the National Park Service (NPS), Don King retired as Chief Realty Officer of the National Trails Land Resources Program Center in Martinsburg, WV on September…

Peter Bonsall is the NPS National Trails System Program Specialist

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from partner emails The National Park Service (NPS) announced in September that Peter Bonsall is the new NPS National Trails System Program Specialist, based out of Denver, CO. After Helen Scully’s retirement from that position in late…

Leadership change in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from a July 22, 2019 news release from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Suzanne Dixon, who joined the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2017, resigned from her position effective August 30,…

USFS selects new Administrator for the Pacific Northwest Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from news release by Meckenzie Helmandollar, Trail Specialist, U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has selected Becky Blanchard to be the lead Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) Trail Administrator in 2019, and she is…

NPS selects new Superintendent for North Country Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from an August 5, 2019 news release The National Park Service (NPS) selected Chris Loudenslager as Superintendent of North Country National Scenic Trail in Michigan. Loudenslager, who had served as the Trail Manager, assumed his new role…