"Trump Taps New Chief For National Park Service"

"President Trump plans to nominate the current chief of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to lead the National Park Service (NPS), the White House announced Friday.

The appointment of Raymond David Vela will fill the agency's top position, which has been vacant since Jonathan Jarvis, who was director throughout the Obama administration, left the post in January 2017.

Vela is a veteran of the park service, having worked 28 years at the agency and most recently serving as superintendent of Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. He previously worked in a senior position at NPS headquarters."

Miranda Green reports for The Hill August 31, 2018.

Source: The Hill, 09/03/2018