National Park Service

Jodie Petersen Selected as Design and Construction Branch Chief

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Jodie Petersen.

August 2013

Jodie Petersen has been selected as a branch chief for Denver Service Center’s Design and Construction Division. She will be responsible for DSC design and construction projects in Northeast Region.

“Jodie is an excellent selection for the position of branch chief. She will be responsible for projects in the Northeast Region. Her strong management skills, team approach, and ability to get the job done will serve the DSC management team well,” said Randy Copeland, DSC’s chief of design and construction.

Jodie has worked for Denver Service Center for 22 years. She joined DSC as a project inspector with the Branch of Construction - Central Team, and worked on construction projects for two years. She returned to DSC and worked as a Landscape Architect for the Branch of Design – Central Team.

In 2004, Jodie was promoted to a project manager, and has worked on projects around the Service, including Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Mesa Verde National Park, and most recently, Flight 93 National Memorial.

Jodie was recently selected to be elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members. She is being recognized in the field of “leadership and management” for her National Park Service work. To see more on the 2013 Fellows Profiles, go to:

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Northeast Region in my new position. Because of my work history in this region, I will continue to strengthen the professional relationship that Denver Service Center already has. I am also looking forward to working with everyone to support the specific programs, projects and overall resources,” said Jodie.

Jodie holds a bachelor of science degree in landscape horticulture from Colorado State University and a master of landscape architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. Jodie and her husband Doug live in Brighton, Colorado, and enjoy traveling, boating, and water skiing with friends and family.