Latest interim leader arrives in Gettysburg


Kristina Heister will serve as acting superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park until August 2019. (Photo courtesy: National Park Service)

(Gettysburg) — A new interim leader has arrived at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Kristine Heister will serve as acting superintendent until early August.

She is the latest in a line of temporary managers that started when superintendent Ed Clark was reassigned two years ago, following an investigation into improper gifts.

Heister comes to Gettysburg from Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in New York.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve as acting superintendent for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. I feel truly honored to assist, even for a short time, with the protection of sites that are so important to the preservation of the United States, telling the American story, and that are loved and treasured by the American people” Heister said. “I look forward to working with my NPS colleagues, park visitors, partners and the local community.”

Heister previously worked at Valley Forge National Historical Park outside Philadelphia, where she led an effort to develop a highly controversial white-tailed deer management plan.

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