16th National Park Service Director Fran P. Mainella

July 18, 2001-October 16, 2006

Portrait of Fran P. Mainella
Fran P. Mainella

Fran P. Mainella was nominated by President Bush on June 4, 2001 to the position of Director of the National Park Service. On July 18, 2001 Ms. Mainella became the 16th Director of the National Park Service and the first woman to head the 85-year-old agency. Ms Mainella came to the National Park Service with more than 30 years of experience in the park management and recreation field. 

Last updated: February 8, 2018