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DENVER — Aaron Roth, interim superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), has been named associate regional director for Facilities and Lands for the Intermountain Region (IMR) of the National Park Service by Regional Director Sue Masica.
Roth will assume his new duties on Nov. 28.
As associate regional director, Roth will oversee the IMR's Facility Management, Lands, Environmental Management and Public Health divisions. This includes technical and professional support for administration of more than 11.2 million acres of parklands and stewardship of 17,000 property assets (valued at $18 billion) that those lands contain. The eight-state Intermountain Region is the largest of the seven regions of the National Park Service (NPS) and includes 84 parks in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.
As deputy superintendent of GGNRA since 2010, Roth has overseen operations, finances, projects and programs for the recreation area, which also includes Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Point National Historical Site.
"Aaron's experience at Golden Gate, managing a broad array of operations and one of the largest facility management programs in the Park Service, equips him well to oversee our Facilities and Lands directorate," Masica said. "We welcome him back to the Intermountain and look forward to including him as a valued member of the IMR leadership team."
A 12-year NPS employee, Roth worked in the mid-2000s for the IMR's Commercial Services program. During that time, he created a business plan for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California while completing his master's degree in business administration at the University of Colorado Boulder.
"I am delighted to return to the Intermountain Region and I look forward to supporting the stewardship of facilities and lands in some of America's most treasured national park landscapes," Roth said. "It has been an honor to serve at Golden Gate for the past nine years, and I'm extremely proud of what we accomplished there."
Roth joined the NPS in 2004 after seven years in private-sector entrepreneurial roles in technology, consumer products and management consulting. From 2007 to 2010, he was chief of Business Management at Golden Gate, overseeing more than 40 in-park partnerships that occupied nearly 1 million square feet of historic buildings in the park. His other NPS assignments include a detail as a management assistant at Grand Canyon National Park and, in 2014, a four-month assignment as acting deputy regional director of the NPS’s Pacific West Region.
Roth earned an undergraduate engineering degree with distinction from the University of Virginia. He will return to the Denver area with his wife, Sara, and sons Austin, 6, and Kyle, 4.