Wenk, Others Could Be Reassigned
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 8, 2018
Rumors have arisen recently that Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk may be reassigned.
An article in the Washington Post on April 27th reported that Wenk, along with six other senior executives, could be shuffled to other positions in a major management shakeup at the National Park Service.
At yesterday’s Parks Day luncheon at the Holiday Inn, Wenk could not deny the rumor, saying only that he has no control over the matter.
Wenk has served as Yellowstone Superintendent since 2011. According to the article in the Post, should the proposal be implemented, Wenk would be reassigned to Washington and the office covering the National Capital Region. The head of the Omaha office, Cameron Sholly, would take over the post in Yellowstone.
Complicating the matter is the fact that the Trump administration has yet to nominate a director of the National Park Service. The Post points out that the senior executives are required to go wherever they are assigned – should they refuse the reassignment, they must retire or resign from government service.