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Duane Bubac selected as park chief of Facility Management and Operations

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Duane Bubac, an 18-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been selected as the new chief of Facility Management and Operations in Yellowstone National Park. NPS PHOTO

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Superintendent Cam Sholly announced the selection of Duane Bubac as the new chief of Facility Management and Operations for Yellowstone National Park. 

Bubac is an 18-year veteran of the National Park Service and is currently the Associate Regional Director for Facilities and Infrastructure in the NPS Midwest Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska. Bubac has been serving as the acting facilities chief at Yellowstone since March 2019.

The Facility Management and Operations Division is responsible for all park infrastructure including 300 miles of roads, buildings, boardwalks and water and wastewater systems. As chief of facility management and operations, Bubac will oversee approximately $30 million annually and supervise a staff of 300 employees from varying disciplines related to design, engineering, construction and facility operations.
 
“Duane has a demonstrated track record of high performance, problem solving and collaboration at all levels within the organization,” said Sholly. “He is the right leader to help this team continue making substantial progress in Yellowstone’s major priority areas, like reducing deferred maintenance and improving employee housing.”  
 
During his time in Omaha, Bubac restructured the region’s Facility Management team, improved engagement with the region’s 61 parks and helped substantially reduce deferred maintenance.  

Previously, Bubac held a variety of other key leadership positions including Superintendent at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Chief of Cultural Resources and Facility Management at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Acting Superintendent assignments at Mount Rushmore and George Washington Carver. He was also the operations section chief for the Central All Risk Management Team.
 
“I am honored and humbled to be selected for this position,” Bubac said. “Yellowstone National Park has an outstanding team with limitless talent, dedication and professionalism. I look forward to continuing the work they’ve started to further the park’s strategic priorities, especially related to improving infrastructure.”

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