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New Yellowstone National Park superintendent named

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A new superintendent has been named at Yellowstone National Park.

Cameron Sholly will replace Dan Wenk, who recently announced his retirement.  Sholly most recently worked as a regional director for the National Park Service.

"As a veteran of the National Park Service, Cam has a track record of working with local communities and Tribes on important wildlife and conservation work and he's overseen some of the park service's most high-profile park infrastructure projects in recent years," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in a news release. "Managing our National Parks is a responsibility and a privilege, and I'm confident Cam Sholly will do a fantastic job at Yellowstone."

“Cam is a proven leader, who has successfully worked at every senior level in the National Park Service including assignments as regional director, associate director, and superintendent,” said Deputy Director Smith. “Most recently, he has overseen the completion of one of the largest public/private partnership projects in NPS history – the $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds and museum in St. Louis."

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the extraordinary staff and partners at Yellowstone,” Sholly said about the appointment. “Exceptional work has occurred there over the past years because of the dedication of the NPS staff, partners, and communities. I look forward to continuing a positive trajectory for one of the greatest park in the world.”

Sholly has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University with curriculum concentrations in environmental economics and law and policy. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of California, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellows Program.

Sholly was awarded the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award for his executive leadership actions in 2015. He has been married for the past 21 years to Jill Walston Sholly. They have a high school-aged son.

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