National Park Service

Randy Copeland to Head Design and Construction Division

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Randy Copeland.

April 2013

Randy Copeland has been selected as the chief of the Design and Construction Division at Denver Service Center. He will begin his new position on May 20th.

Copeland will lead the division as it carries out the NPS line-item construction program, park-direct charge projects, and Hurricane Sandy Recovery work.

“Randy is an excellent choice to lead DSC Design and Construction. His collaborative approach and leadership in the execution of DSC project management principles, concepts, and practices make him a great asset to the management of the Denver Service Center,” said Sam Whittington, the center's director.

Copeland, a historical architect, has worked for the National Park Service for 35 years, more than 30 of those at the Denver Service Center, with several park details and two-and-a-half years as a supervisory architect at the (then) Williamsport Preservation Training Center. He has served as a branch chief in the Design and Construction Eastern Team since 2005.

“I know it sounds cliché to say, but I truly am honored to be selected for this position. It’s going to be a full plate, but I know I can rely on the support of the DSC team as well as our park, regional, and stakeholder partners,” said Copeland.

Copeland holds a bachelors in architecture with honors from the University of Texas. He lives in Golden, Colorado, with his wife, Krista, with a daughter in college and another to join her in the fall at Wheaton College, located in Wheaton, Illinois.