A new superintendent has been named to oversee Acadia National Park and the St. Croix Island International Historic Site.

Kevin Schneider, currently the deputy superintendent of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, will begin at Acadia in late January.

As superintendent, Schneider will oversee the parks’ day-to-day operations and manage park projects, programs and community partnerships. Schneider replaces Sheridan Steele, who retired in October.

At Grand Teton, Schneider managed 330,000 acres of park lands, including the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway and the Teton Range.

Schneider began his career with the National Park Service in 1996 at Rocky Mountain National Park and has also worked with the park service’s office of communications in Washington, D.C., and at Yellowstone National Park. He served as management assistant at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in 2005, and was selected superintendent at White Sands National Monument in May 2008.

“I am honored to be coming to Acadia National Park, and look forward to working with the park’s phenomenal staff, partners, and communities. This is an incredible time to be part of Acadia as we celebrate not only the park’s centennial in 2016, but also the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary,” Schneider said in a statement.

Schneider graduated from Colorado State University at Fort Collins with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources recreation and tourism. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Montana State University at Bozeman.

Schneider will move to Maine with his wife, Cate, who grew up in Bangor and graduated from the University of Maine, and their two children, Sydney and Connor.

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