Thursday, September 12, 2013

Smokies Park Superintendent Announces Retirement

Dale Ditmanson, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent, announced his decision to retire on January 3, 2014 from 36 years with the National Park Service. He has served in the Smokies as Superintendent since May of 2004 and led the park through a variety of challenging projects along with celebrations including the Park’s 75th Anniversary in 2009.

“Working in the Smokies has been an honor and I look forward to continuing that work over the next 4 months,” said Ditmanson. “Our new Deputy Superintendent, Patty Wissinger, came on board this week and I have every confidence that our staff will continue to provide excellence in service as they care for this special place.”

No other information has been announced by the park at this time.

Hiking in the Smokies

1 comment:

Eric McCarty said...

The new Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent starts next week. Big changes atop the two most visited units in the NPS. And not an easy time to start your tenure.

What would be your top priority if you were taking over as superintendent?