Cameron (Cam) Sholly became the superintendent of Yellowstone in October, 2018.
Before arriving in Yellowstone, Cam served as the regional director for the NPS Midwest Region, overseeing a team of 2,000 employees, an annual budget exceeding $250 million, and the operations of 61 NPS units. During his tenure as Regional Director, the region completed one of the largest public/private partnership projects in NPS history, a $380 million dollar renovation of the St. Louis Arch grounds and visitor center.
From 2012-2015, Sholly served as the associate director for Visitor and Resource Protection responsible for an agency-wide portfolio that included wildland fire, aviation, wilderness stewardship, regulations, special park uses, U.S. Park Police, law enforcement, emergency services, risk management, safety, and public health.
Sholly’s previous assignments include: superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway, chief of staff and deputy to the associate director for Visitor and Resource Protection (2005-2009); detail as special assistant to the director (2008); and chief of the Ranger Operations Branch in Yosemite National Park (2002-2005). Sholly worked a range of other assignments with the NPS and the State of California between 1990 and 2002. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was deployed to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Sholly has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of California, and is a graduate of the Harvard University, Senior Executive Fellows Program and the FBI National Academy. In 2015, Sholly was awarded the Department of Interior’s Meritorious Service Award for his executive leadership actions.