OMAHA, Neb. Frank W. Doughman has been selected as the new Superintendent of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (NHP) in Vincennes, Ind. Having served in the position in an acting capacity since October 2012, he succeeds Brian McCutcheon, who accepted the position of Superintendent at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Tenn. Doughman will begin this new assignment on a permanent basis effective May 5.
“Frank’s solid management skills and high and deep regard for the story of George Rogers Clark and the greater community of Vincennes, makes him the ideal selection to lead the park,” said Michael T. Reynolds, National Park Service (NPS) Midwest Regional Director.
A nearly 30-year National Park Service veteran, Doughman began his NPS career as a seasonal park ranger at Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway in Wisconsin and at Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C. His first permanent position was at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, as a park ranger. Doughman then moved to Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tenn., andfinally to George Rogers Clark NHP as the Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management in 1995. He also served a four-month detail as the interim superintendent at River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Michigan when the NPS began operation of the site in late 2010.
Doughman held a law enforcement commission for 14 years. He served on a mountain rescue team, swift water rescue team, and as a wildland firefighter, crew boss, and Incident Commander. He has planned and designed interpretive media and exhibits, and has served as an NPS Interpretive Development Program Curriculum Coordinator for 9 years. Doughman is an instructor for the NPS Interpretive Development Program (IDP), and serves as Captain for the Lead Interpretive Coach Team in the Midwest Region.