On October 17th, 2006, Mary A. Bomar was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and became the 17th Director of the National Park Service. Ms. Bomar is the first naturalized citizen to be the Director of the National Park Service. Previously, Ms. Bomar served as the Northeast Regional Director managing 100 parks in thirteen northeastern states. Ms. Bomar served as the Superintendent at Independence National Historical Park, was the first superintendent at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the first NPS Oklahoma State Coordinator, acting superintendent at Rocky Mountain National Park and assistant superintendent at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Ms. Bomar's National Park Service career began in the financial arena at Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas where she served as the Administrative Officer.