National Park Service

Ron Shields Selected as Design and Construction Branch Chief

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Ron Shields.

August 2013

Ron Shields has been selected as a branch chief for Denver Service Center’s Design and Construction Division. He will be responsible for DSC design and construction projects in the Midwest and Alaska Regions. He will also continue his role as the DSC program manager for the CityArchRiver 2015 initiative.

“I am pleased that Ron has accepted the position of branch chief. Ron will continue to play a key role as program manager in the CityArchRiver initiative. His breadth of knowledge will be an asset to the DSC management team,” said Randy Copeland, DSC Chief of Design and Construction.

Ron has worked for the Denver Service Center for 23 years. He spent the early part of his career in the parks overseeing construction projects until becoming a project manager in 1999. Most recently he has served as the program manager for the CityArchRiver 2015 partnership project at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Highlights of Ron’s career with Denver Service Center include work on the first phases of the redevelopment of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a year spent in Canyonlands National Park overseeing construction of a ranger office building, maintenance buildings, and comfort stations, the renovation of the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument, and construction of the Arches National Park visitor center.

“I look forward to continuing the excellent design and construction program that the Denver Service Center has built. This new opportunity will expand my role in serving parks and regions,” said Ron.

Ron is a graduate of Kansas State University, with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. He lives in Littleton with his wife and family. In his spare time, Ron enjoys getting outside on his mountain bike, motorcycle, or a pair of skis.