Administrative Officer Selected for Outer Banks Group
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that Dean Mark was recently selected as the new Administrative Officer for the Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Mr. Mark is currently the Administrative Officer at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office in Honolulu Hawaii and has over 28 years of administrative experience.He served in the U.S Air Force for 21 years at various locations in the U.S. and around the world.He then began a civil service career working in Hawaii as an Education Program Coordinator with the Walanse Coast Comprehensive Health Center and later as the Office of Board Services Director with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs before transferring to his present location.
"Dean Mark comes to us with a diversity of experience and will be a great addition to the NPS family at the Outer Banks," said Deputy Superintendent Darrell Echols."He has extensive experience in administration, a unique ability to analyze and develop operational efficiencies, and has outstanding project and personnel management skills. We are very excited to have him as our Administrative Officer."
Dean and one of his daughters will be arriving in the Outer Banks in early June 2012, but the rest of his family will arrive mid- to late-summer."My family and I are truly excited about moving to the Outer Banks and experiencing life on the East Coast.Born and raised in Hawaii with its limited resources, I understand the importance of the conservation of our natural resources and our nation's historical heritage.I am honored to become a part of the Outer Banks Group to effectively engage in the direct support of its mission to conserve the natural and historic objects and the wild life in our national parks," said Dean Mark.
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.