Kym Hall, a 26-year veteran of the National Park Service, will be serving as acting Glacier National Park superintendent until the position is filled permanently. Hall has been at the park since July 2011 as the deputy superintendent.
Mark Foust, the park’s chief ranger, and Tracy Ammerman, its chief of interpretation, will share deputy superintendent responsibilities during the period.
Prior to Glacier National Park, Hall was superintendent of three park sites in Southeastern Arizona – Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
She began her National Park Service career at Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. After a variety of positions, including dispatcher and paralegal, Hall took a position in the Washington Office, where she worked on regulations. While serving in the Washington Office, she was promoted to the position of special assistant to the assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks, where she represented the National Park Service on a variety of challenging issues, including land use, concessions contracts, weapons in parks and other high-profile topics.
It is anticipated that a superintendent for Glacier National Park will be selected this spring.
Chas Cartwright retired at the end of December after serving four years as Glacier National Park superintendent.