Shane Compton Named Chief of Information Technology
WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today named Shane Compton as the National Park Service Associate Director for Information Resources. Compton has been the bureau’s deputy associate director for information services since 2004.
“Shane is a tremendous asset to my senior leadership team,” Jarvis said. “He is a leader with a depth of technical knowledge and experience – recognized in the National Park Service and with other bureaus of the Department of the Interior. These are important assets in the evolving world of information technology and will help us all work together to improve effectiveness and efficiencies as we continue the Department’s IT Transformation Initiative.”
Compton has 20 years of IT experience in Washington. He came to the National Park Service from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he was the deputy chief information officer. He worked previously at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Air Force.
As associate director for information resources, Compton supports National Park Service senior leadership for all IT services and stimulates the use of innovative IT solutions for employees, contractors, partners, and volunteers by shaping mission objectives during the program planning and resource acquisition/allocation processes.
As a member of the National Park Service National Leadership Council, the associate director for information resources acts as a change agent by producing supportive and strategic IT plans which are fully integrated into the National Park Service mission goals. The associate director for information resources also facilitates the implementation of all applicable federal and departmental laws, regulations, policy and guidance.
Compton grew up in Wolfe City, Texas. He earned a BBA degree in Finance from Midwestern State University, Texas, and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management from George Washington University. He began his federal career with the U.S. Air Force, at the Los Angeles Consolidated Space Operations Center. He lives in Falls Church, VA.
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