Superintendent Dan B. Kimball
Dan B. Kimball, superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks in Homestead, Florida, is a proven leader with an outstanding record of service with the National Park Service. As superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas, Kimball is responsible for managing both of these important natural resources. Since his arrival to the park in 2004, he has led the park’s involvement in restoration of the Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the planet, and is proud of to be part of the very talented and dedicated team that's tackling this challenging project.
Superintendent Kimball previously served as the Chief of National Park Service Water Resources Division, a position he held since 1993. During his tenure there, Kimball consistently led the fight to preserve national park water resources. He played a major role in successful efforts to settle park water rights issues in the western United States and to protect parks, such as Yellowstone National Park (WY/MT) and Glacier National Park (MT), from the adverse effects of resource extraction activities. Kimball has also served as Acting Superintendent of Zion National Park (UT) and Assistant to the National Park Service Deputy Director in Washington, D.C.
A 20-year veteran of the NPS, Kimball previously held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining, and with environmental consulting firms. He has received a number of awards including the Department of the Interior Superior Service Award (1989), the Stephen Tyng Mather Award for resource conservation given by the National Parks Conservation Association (1995), and the Pacific Northwest Regional Director's Award for Professional Excellence in Natural Resources (2002).
Kimball is a native of Michigan. He earned a BA in earth sciences from Denison University in Ohio in 1971 and an MS in water resources administration from the University of Arizona in 1974. Kimball's professional expertise is water and natural resource management and the evaluation of complex environmental issues.
Dan is married and has one son.