New Deputy Superintendent for Denali National Park and Preserve

Feb 9, 2023 | Government, Right Moves, Tourism

Vernon Cody

The National Park Service assigned Vernon Cody, a 29-year veteran of the agency, to Denali National Park and Preserve as the next Deputy Superintendent.

Cody was previously detailed to Alaska in 2018, working at Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. However, most of his service has been in the Desert Southwest. His previous assignment was superintendent of Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments in Utah, and he recently completed an assignment as deputy superintendent at Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. Cody previously worked as facility manager at Flagstaff Area National Monuments, as maintenance supervisor at Grand Canyon National Park, and served on numerous detail assignments in the Four Corners area.

“Vernon is known for his operational acumen, partnership building, and capable caring for both teams and individual employees,” says Denali Superintendent Brooke Merrell. “All of this will be very welcome in the superintendent’s office.”

About his return to Alaska, Cody says, “I am extremely honored to serve as the new Deputy Superintendent at Denali and to be a part of a dedicated team in managing the spectacular natural and cultural resources at Denali National Park.” He expects to move to Alaska by late April.

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