News Release

Andrew Banasik selected as superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield

Andrew in his uniform, in front of a brick wall.

NPS Photo/ Kelsey Graczyk

News Release Date: April 16, 2024


WASHINGTON— Andrew Banasik has been selected to serve as the new superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield. He currently serves as the superintendent of Monocacy National Battlefield. Banasik begins his new role May 19.  

“Andrew is an exceptional leader with more than 25 years of park experience and has shown a commitment to the park staff and resources, and to fostering community relationships,” Regional Director Kym A. Hall said. “At Monocacy, he integrated the park’s natural and cultural resources management programs, and preserved and protected historic structures, archeological sites, historic landscapes and wildlife habitat. He also expanded recreation opportunities by improving trails and park viewsheds. I believe he will bring that tenacity and creative problem solving to his new role at Antietam.”  

“As a long-time Civil War history enthusiast, I'm humbled to be chosen to care for such a consequential treasure of American history,” Banasik said. “I'm excited to bring my passion for caring for park staff and resources, serving our visitors, and partnering for the future.” 

Banasik began his NPS career at Monocacy National Battlefield (Maryland) as a seasonal park ranger in 1997 and has also worked at Catoctin Mountain Park and for the National Capital Region Exotic Plant Management Team. Before becoming the superintendent, he served as the chief of resource management at Monocacy National Battlefield.  

Banasik currently lives in Loudoun County, Va. with his wife and two children. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Shepherd College (now Shepherd University) and a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from George Mason University.   

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Last updated: April 16, 2024