July 9, 2014

Kym Hall named acting superintendent
of Outer Banks Group

Regional Director Stan Austin announced yesterday that Kym Hall has been selected as the acting superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Group, effective Aug. 4.  Hall will temporarily replace Superintendent Barclay Trimble, who is moving to Atlanta to take on the role of deputy regional director of the Southeast Region.

“Kym is an experienced superintendent who has shown great skill in managing unique park issues.  I know she will bring great leadership and energy to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Group, as we conduct the search for a permanent superintendent,” Austin said.

Hall currently serves as the deputy superintendent of Glacier National Park in Montana.  A National Park Service veteran of 27 years, she started her career at Olympic National Park as a dispatcher and paralegal.  After 14 years in the northwest, she and her family moved to Washington, D.C., where she managed the regulations program for the NPS.  In that role she worked on several national issues, including winter use management at Yellowstone National Park, personal watercraft regulations, and off-road vehicle (ORV) management.  She later served as a special assistant for NPS issues to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

After five years in Washington, D.C., Hall moved to Arizona as superintendent of Coronado National Memorial.  She later served as superintendent of the Southeast Arizona group of parks that include Coronado, Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.  She also was the acting superintendent of Glacier National Park  from January 2013 through August 2013.

"I am excited about this opportunity to serve at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Group,” Hall said.  “I look forward to learning about the wonderful communities surround the Seashore, and working with the park’s employees, volunteers and partners to continue serving the public.”

 

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