The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park on each side of the Tennessee-Georgia line has a new superintendent, park officials have announced.
Brad Bennett will be the new superintendent, replacing Cathy Cook.
Regional Park Director Stan Austin said Bennett "has been a great steward of Andersonville and has built great partnerships and coalitions there to help preserve the park and tell its story to the public."
Austin continued, "We know he will carry that practice forward with outreach to the communities of Chickamauga and Chattanooga."
Bennett started his career with the park service at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and also served at Harpers Ferry in West Virginia, where he did several interpretive media projects with planning and development teams at Manassas National Battlefield Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
Bennett held a series of positions in Alaska as a management assistant in the remote Western Arctic National Parklands and went on to serve as superintendent of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, as manager of the interagency Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Anchorage, and as Alaska Region's chief of interpretation and education.
Bennett, his wife, Emma-Gray, and their three children will move to their new home in the area in early June.
Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...