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Billy Shott Named Superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Billy Shott Named Superintendent of  Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and  Rainbow Bridge National Monument
June 10
11:18 2016

William “Billy” Shott, a 22-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), was selected superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument, NPS Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica announced.

Billy Shott

Billy Shott

“Billy’s experience in managing risk and building coalitions have served him well during his detail and will continue to be an advantage for Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge” Masica said. “Billy will be certainly missed here in the regional office.”

Shott has been acting as superintendent for Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge since Oct. 30, 2015, he will continue those duties as permanent superintendent. Shott comes with a diverse background of experience, which started in Denali National Park as a mountaineering ranger. Since Denali, Shott has worked in numerous national park units as a ranger, supervisor and manager. Most recently, Shott served as the Regional Chief Ranger in the Intermountain Region where was successful in initiating several new programs designed to assist parks in meeting their visitor and resource protection mission.

“I was lucky enough to work at Glen Canyon early in my career, which has always been a highlight,” Shott said. “To be given another opportunity to serve the park, the community, and the visitors of GLCA in this new capacity is truly humbling and an enormous honor.”

Shott said he looks forward to his new role and wanted recognize and thank those he worked with in the Intermountain Regional office, his friends, mentors and his wife Beth.

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