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Cass Bromley Selected as Superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park

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News Release Date: August 23, 2023

Contact: Shauna Cotrell

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the selection of Cassity (Cass) Bromley as superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park. She begins her new assignment on September 24.    

“Cass is a proven leader with Utah roots,” said Acting Deputy Regional Director, Jim Ireland. “She has a track record of building strong collaborative partnerships to effectively protect park resources and manage growing recreational demand, making her a great choice to lead the Capitol Reef team.”    

At Capitol Reef, Bromley will oversee a staff of 32 permanent and 15 seasonal employees. The staff are the current stewards of a landscape with a spectacular display of geologic features, and over 10,000 years of human history and is the ancestral homeland of the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Ute, and Paiute Tribes. The park is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal species and to the Fruita historic district which includes the largest ongoing cultivated orchard in the national park system.   

Bromley served in a temporary detail as superintendent at Capitol Reef before accepting the offer to fill the position full-time. Most recently, Bromley served as the head of resource management and research at Zion National Park. Additionally, she has worked at Gulf Island National SeashoreBighorn Canyon National Recreation AreaLittle Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife biology from Utah State University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Williams College.   

"I'm honored and excited to lead the Capitol Reef team,” said Bromley. “I have loved and visited the park for many years and am delighted to work with a great staff and with our surrounding communities and Tribes. This is an amazing landscape with important stories to tell.”   

Bromley will relocate to the area with her wife. She succeeds Sue Fritzke who recently retired.

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Last updated: August 23, 2023

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