News Release Date: April 3, 2020
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service (NPS) announced today the appointment of Edward Keable as the superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park. Keable, a 30-year veteran of federal service, will begin his new role within the next 60 days.
“Ed brings excellent leadership skills and passion for our nation’s public lands to his new role as the superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park,” said NPS Deputy Director David Vela, exercising the authority of the Director. “His experience at the Department of the Interior also provides a broader perspective that will be an enormous benefit to the park, employees, and visitors.”
In 2019, Grand Canyon National Park welcomed 5.97 million visitors from across the country and the world. One of our nation’s most iconic landmarks, the park encompasses 1.2 million acres and is one of the most visited National Parks.
Working alongside more than 350 employees, Ed will oversee all the management aspects of the park, including planning and programming, public relations, administration, resource management, safety, interpretation, visitor services and facilities maintenance.
“I have long thought the Grand Canyon is the most beautiful place on earth,” said Keable. “I am greatly honored that Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Deputy Director Vela have entrusted me to work alongside the dedicated employees at the Grand Canyon National Park to conserve this natural wonder for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of the American people and the whole world.”
Ed has served as the Assistant Solicitor of General Law for the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior since March 2012. Based at the DOI’s headquarters, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department's Ethics Office and resolves Freedom of Information Act Appeals. A graduate of Vermont Law School, Ed has worked for the DOI Office of the Solicitor for 23 years.
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Last updated: April 3, 2020