Shawn P. Mulligan Named Acting Superintendent Cape Cod National Seashore

Two men stand in front of a forest themed kiosk. Two men are standing inside the kiosk.
Taken in Samlaut, Cambodia with Craig Axtell, then Superintendent at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (left) and Shawn Mulligan (right).

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News Release Date: October 11, 2017

Contact: Rose Fennell, Deputy Regional Director, 617-223-5137

WELLFLEET, Mass. – The National Park Service Northeast Region Associate Regional Director, Rose Fennell, is pleased to welcome Shawn P. Mulligan as acting superintendent at Cape Cod National Seashore. Mr. Mulligan began his new role on September 17.

Fennell states, “We look forward to Shawn's contributions through the next several months and will surely take advantage of his background and experience analyzing complex resource issues.” For over twenty-five years, he has advised parks, regions, headquarters and departmental offices in a legal and programmatic capacity on a wide variety of environmental compliance and enforcement issues. He currently leads the NPS Contaminated Sites Program to restore sites impacted by contaminants, to minimize the creation of future sites, and to protect ever-important water supplies, critical species, and other natural and cultural resources.

A few of his career highlights include his appointment as a special attorney by the Department of Justice to prosecute U.S. v. Chrysler Corporation (N.D. Ohio), a matter that resulted in the full restoration of the 47 acre Krejci industrial dump site in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He also served as a NPS representative assisting the Cambodian Government and the Maddox Jolie Pitt Organization in conservation and managerial efforts related to the Samlaut Protected Area in Cambodia.

Kathy Tevyaw has returned to her duties as deputy superintendent after being the Acting Superintendent for four months this summer. Leslie Reynolds served as acting deputy superintendent during Tevyaw's detail. Reynolds returned to her chief ranger duties.

The selection process for the next superintendent is under way and is managed by the Northeast Regional office, Deputy Regional Director.

Last updated: October 11, 2017

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