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Eastern National Welcomes Bob Vogel to Board of Directors

Bob Vogel has joined the Eastern National Board of Directors.

Eastern National Welcomes Bob Vogel to Board of Directors

Eastern National’s Board of Directors elected a new member during its summer board meeting. Bob Vogel, who recently retired after a 40-year career with the National Park Service, was elected to a four-year term.

“This addition to the board couldn’t come at a more important time,” said Eastern National President & CEO Kevin Kissling. “The breadth of professional experience and insight that Bob brings to the board will be crucial as we navigate the next few years of recovery and return to financial stability.”

Mr. Vogel most recently served as the regional director of the National Park Service’s Interior Region 2 where he oversaw operations for 73 parks and multiple programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before joining the Southeast Region, Mr. Vogel was the regional director in the National Capital Region, where he led more than 70 park locations. Prior to this assignment he served as Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks where he directed the reconstruction of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the opening of the Martin Luther King Memorial, the repair and reopening of the earthquake damaged Washington Monument, and planned and implemented the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and two presidential inaugurations.

Over his career, Mr. Vogel has served in parks across the country including serving as Deputy Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, as Superintendent at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina, as Superintendent at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in North Carolina, as Chief of Visitor Services at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania and at Fort Frederica National Monument in Georgia, and as assistant chief of interpretation at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Mr. Vogel also served as a member of the NPS National Leadership Council, NPS Development Advisory Board, and the Eastern National Advisory Board. He is a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science in natural resource management. Mr. Vogel and his wife, Janice, reside in Fernandina Beach Florida.