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(NPS) – Hopewell Culture National Historical Park has announced the selection of Chris Alford as Superintendent of the Chillicothe area national park.
Alford is currently the Chief of Interpretation, Education and Visitor Services at Prince William Forest Park located in Virginia. He will assume his new role later this summer.
A 24-year veteran of the NPS, Alford has a wide range of experience in park operations to include information technology, emergency operations, and interpretation as well as an acting superintendent assignment at Prince William Forest Park. Alford also served at George Washington Memorial Parkway, Petroglyph National Monument, Redwood National and State Parks, and Mammoth Cave National Park. Prior to joining the NPS, Alford was an infantryman in the United States Army. He is a published photographer as well as artist.
“I am humbled to be selected as Superintendent at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park,” Alford said of his new assignment. “I look forward to working with the professional staff, volunteers, stakeholders, partners, tribal leadership and local communities. It is an exciting time for the park, and I am eager to promote it to the world.”