New park superintendent named

NPS Deputy Director Steve Martin, an NPS career veteran with more than 30 years of service, was named superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park effective immediately.

Intermountain Region Director Mike Snyder made the announcement on Monday.

Martin began his career at Grand Canyon in 1975. He has served as Deputy Director of the NPS since April 2005.

Prior to that he was the regional director for the Intermountain Region, a post he held for two years. Martin has also served as superintendent of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway; superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve; and superintendent of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

Before moving to Alaska, Martin served as chief of concessions management in Yellowstone National Park. He also served as chief of resource management and visitor protection at Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

Prior to the Voyageurs post, Martin held positions at Yellowstone National Park as the North District ranger and Old Faithful District ranger.

In 1975, Martin earned a bachelor of science in Natural Resource Management from the University of Arizona. During his NPS career, Martin has received many awards for supervisory and management accomplishments, most recently the Meritorious Service Award, the Department of Interior's second highest departmental honor.

Martin's wife, Dr. Cyd Martin, is also a career employee with NPS. Dr. Martin is the Special Assistant for Intermountain Indian Affairs and American Culture and superintendent of the Southern Four Corners Group of parks. The Martins have three grown children: Kate, Case and Jesse.

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