New leader named for Natchez Trace Parkway

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The National Park Service has named a new superintendent for the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced in a news release Thursday that Mary Risser will take over in December.

Risser has worked with the National Park Service for the past 32 years and is currently the acting deputy regional director and chief of staff for the Intermountain Region of the NPS.

She has served as the superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah for the last nine years.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile long scenic byway crossing three states and is headquartered in Tupelo, Miss.


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