Meet Glacier National Park’s New Superintendent
WEST GLACIER, Mont. [May 11, 2022] – National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of David (Dave) Roemer as superintendent of Glacier National Park. In this position, he will provide oversight of the staff and resources needed to manage the over one million acres that make up the park. Roemer will begin working at Glacier in early July.
"Dave brings strong experience working with community and Tribal partners and is a passionate and inclusive leader,” said Reynolds. “Dave's strong background in resource management and park operations will serve him well as Glacier's new superintendent."
Roemer comes to Glacier from his most recent position as the deputy superintendent at Redwood National and State Parks. In this role, he engaged in complex partnerships, strategic planning, and Tribal engagement. Roemer recently served in details as acting superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, at Redwood, and at Big Thicket National Preserve.
Prior to his current position, Roemer worked as the chief of resource management and science at Redwood and in a similar position at Big Thicket. He has also worked as a biologist at both Bryce Canyon and Carlsbad Caverns national parks. Roemer began his NPS career as an interpretive ranger at Carlsbad Caverns.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of Glacier National Park. I look forward to working with the exceptional staff at Glacier and welcoming visitors to experience the majestic landscapes and diverse ecosystems at the Crown of the Continent,” said Roemer. “I am eager to continue the park’s strong relationships with Tribes, local governments, partner organizations and external stakeholders.”
Roemer did his graduate work in Montana where he received a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental communications from Antioch College.
Dave will be moving to Glacier with his wife, daughter, and son. They all enjoy camping, backpacking and travel. He succeeds Jeff Mow who retired in December after more than eight years leading Glacier National Park.
- by Gina Kerzman, NPS -