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New Deputy Superintendents Named At Yellowstone

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Date: January 4, 2007
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
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Two individuals with extensive experience in federal service, resource protection and administration

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Deputy Superintendent Colin Campbell

have been selected to serve as Deputy Superintendents of Yellowstone National Park.

Colin Campbell currently serves as the Superintendent of Padre Island National Seashore in Texas. He began his National Park Service (NPS) career twenty-seven years ago in Yosemite National Park. Campbell is no stranger to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, having spent twelve years in Grand Teton National Park as a Law Enforcement Specialist, Chief Ranger, and as Acting Deputy Superintendent.
His wife Janet is a Concessions Management Specialist for the NPS Intermountain Region. Colin and Janet have two daughters, Sarah, a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming, and Carolyn, who is in her junior year at Texas A&M.

Campbell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Christine Lehnertz
comes to the NPS from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she is the Director of the Ecosystems Protection Program at the Region 8 office in Denver.

Deputy Superintendent Lehnertz
Deputy Superintendent Lehnertz

Lehnertz began her environmental career as a seasonal biologist in 1985 with the Colorado Division of Wildlife. She also worked seasonally for the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Lehnertz joined the EPA in 1990. Her career has included assignments in Washington, DC, in the Office of Water and the Office of Air and Radiation. 

In 2005, Lehnertz spent three months on assignment in Yellowstone National Park in conjunction with the Department of Interior’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
Lehnertz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Campbell and Lehnertz will fill expanded roles based on the duties of former Deputy Superintendent Frank Walker, who retired this past summer. While Campbell will focus primarily on ranger operations and facility management, and Lehnertz on resource management and business practices, they will serve as equals with direct, full line authority for park operations and programs.
Superintendent Suzanne Lewis believes this change will enhance the park’s abilities to address the needs of employees, visitors, and park resources.

Campbell and Lehnertz will assume their new posts in February 2007

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