Brion FitzGerald Named Superintendent Of Virgin Islands
Brion FitzGerald has been selected as the new superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park. Fitzgerald is currently the deputy superintendent and chief ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He will take over his new duties in mid-February.
“We are very pleased that Brion is coming back to the Southeast Region as superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park,” said Gordon Wissinger, acting regional director. “He has a tremendous park service background and brings excellent knowledge and skills that make him a great fit for this important park. His prior experiences at other marine parks will be very beneficial to him and the park.”
FitzGerald is a 34-year veteran of the National Park Service. He started his NPS career in 1978 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a backcountry ranger. He then worked through a succession of ranger jobs at Joshua Tree National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Saguaro National Park, Everglades National Park and Assateague Island National Seashore before moving to Gettysburg in 1995.
FitzGerald holds a bachelor’s degree in park management from East Carolina University. He is a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and has served as both an enlisted member and officer for 22 years. He and his wife, Mary Robinson, have three children – Brion (24), Kevin (21) and Katie (18). He has enjoyed coaching high school girls’ soccer for eight years and serving as a member of a local mountain safety ski patrol.
“I am honored to have been selected as superintendent of Virgin Islands National Park,” FitzGerald said. “It is an amazing park that is truly one of the treasures of the National Park System. I am especially looking forward to working with the park’s top notch staff and to teaming up with the superb partners in the community.”