Information Launch Day: October 20, 2021
Contact: Christie Anastasia, 207-288-8806
BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Superintendent Kevin Schneider has declared that Brandon Bies has been selected as the Deputy Superintendent of Acadia National Park and St Croix International Historic Website.
Prior to his assortment, Bies was the Superintendent of Manassas Nationwide Battlefield Park in Virginia. Bies also served a ten-month specific assignment as the National Park Services Deputy Chief of Staff members coordinating the agency’s COVID-19 reaction.
“Brandon delivers abilities to Acadia from quite a few aspects of park functions, communications, and local community relations. We are thrilled to welcome him to the park in mid-December,” stated Schneider. “He has an outstanding depth of encounter and is a highly achieved qualified with sturdy management expertise that will aid guideline this park into the long term.”
In his new purpose, Bies will function carefully with Acadia’s senior management staff overseeing the operation and preparing for the national park. Bies’ multifaceted career features doing the job at the park, regional, and countrywide workplace ranges, such as assignments in congressional affairs, as a park supervisor, and as a cultural resource specialist and archeologist. He has worked intently with a vary of philanthropic partners and other non-income businesses.
Whilst at Manassas, he has concentrated on defending the 5,000-acre park from a number of exterior advancement assignments, as well as introducing important management instruments these as prescribed hearth and deer regulate. His operate in congressional affairs provided advocating for various high-profile projects such as the $227M rehabilitation of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and for crucial repairs to the Washington Monument. He also served as the Web page Manager of Arlington Household, the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Arlington Nationwide Cemetery, and a stint as the supervisor of Fantastic Falls Park. Earlier in his vocation, doing the job in cultural methods at the George Washington Memorial Parkway he was crucial in the discovery of PO Box 1142, a top secret American military intelligence facility that operated all through World War II.
“I am honored to be picked as the Deputy Superintendent of Acadia Nationwide Park” reported Bies. “Acadia is an wonderful place with unbelievable methods, and I appear ahead to joining the team and participating in the lots of sophisticated challenges the park faces.”
Bies fills the position vacated by Michael Madell, who retired from the Deputy Superintendent place in July. Bies was selected as a result of a competitive approach that involved applicants from throughout the Countrywide Park Provider. Bies is a native of Delaware and holds a Master’s in Applied Anthropology from College of Maryland and Bachelor’s in American Historical past and Anthropology from the College of Delaware. He and his wife and two sons will be transferring to the place in December. They glance ahead to discovering all that the location has to offer and pursuing their a lot of outdoor interests which includes tenting, climbing, and fishing.