The following press release is from the National Park Service:
Washington – National Mall and Memorial Parks today named Catherine Dewey as the new Chief, Division of Resource Management, effective immediately. She has served in an acting position in that role since August, 2014.
“Catherine brings a wealth of cultural resource management and historic architecture program management to the park,” stated Sean Kennealy, Acting Deputy Superintendent at National Mall & Memorial Parks. “Her in-depth knowledge and experience in conservation and project management will allow the Division of Resource Management to continue to make significant progress in advancing the park’s cultural and natural resource management programs, as well as directing the resource preservation program.”
In her new position, Dewey will provide expert assistance and advice to the Superintendent and other divisions on all matters involving natural and cultural resources and museum collections at the National Mall. The Division of Resource Management provides leadership, guidance, policy and support for the protection of all park resources and assures compliance with applicable environmental, natural and cultural resource statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, among others.
“National Mall and Memorial Parks has always held a special place in my heart since I started with the NPS,” Dewey said. “I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful park and look forward to helping protect its many cultural and natural resources.”
Dewy joins National Mall and Memorial Parks from the National Capital Regional Office, where she served as Historic Architecture Program Manager since January 2011. Her previous assignments include Acting Cultural Resources Program Manager at National Capital Parks – East; Acting Chief of Cultural Resource Preservation Services at National Capital Region; and Acting Chief Ranger at George Washington Memorial Parkway. She is also the recipient of the National Captial Region’s Appleman-Judd Award for cultural resource specialist.
Dewey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Antiquities from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Catherine is an avid cross-stitcher and cat lover, and enjoys spending time exploring Washington with friends.