Brion Fitzgerald, a veteran of 34 years with the National Park Service, will take over as Superintendent of the VI National Park in March.
He spent the last 18 years in a cooler climate at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. There, he is deputy superintendent and also the Chief Park Ranger.
The Superintendent's position for the VI Park has been vacant since last summer when Mark Hardgrove retired to Puerto Rico with his wife.
Rafe Boulon, who’s been the park’s chief of Resource Management, is also retiring this year, according to the St. John Source. The longtime St. Johnian intends to stay on the island. The Source says he’s contemplating writing a book about growing up on St. John.