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Park Service names new Glacier Superintendent

| May 11, 2022 12:50 PM

National Park Service Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of David Roemer as the new superintendent of Glacier National Park Wednesday. Roemer will begin working at Glacier in early July.

Roemer comes to Glacier National Park after spending the past 11 years at Redwoods National and State Parks in California, where he has been serving as deputy superintendent since June 2015.

Roemer came to Redwoods as the park’s chief of resource management and science in 2011.

"Dave brings strong experience working with community and Tribal partners and is a passionate and inclusive leader,” Reynolds said. “Dave's strong background in resource management and park operations will serve him well as Glacier's new superintendent."

Prior to his time at Redwoods, Roemer spent three years as the chief of resource management and science at Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas and was a biologist at Bryce Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks.

Roemer began his NPS career as an interpretive ranger at Carlsbad Caverns.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Glacier National Park. I look forward to working with the exceptional staff at Glacier and welcoming visitors to experience the majestic landscapes and diverse ecosystems at the Crown of the Continent,” Roemer said. “I am eager to continue the park’s strong relationships with Tribes, local governments, partner organizations and external stakeholders.”

Roemer did his graduate work in Montana where he received a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana in 1997. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental communications from Antioch College.

Roemer will be moving to Glacier with his wife, daughter, and son. They all enjoy camping, backpacking and traveling. He succeeds Jeff Mow, who retired in December after more than eight years leading Glacier National Park.