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National park administrator

David Anthony Mihalic, American national park administrator. Named Superintendent of Year, National Park Service, 1994; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, 1988.


Mihalic, David Anthony was born on July 10, 1946 in Litchfield, Illinois, United States. Son of John Anthony and Geraldine Emily (Mills) Mihalic.


Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1968. Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1974. Graduate with distinction, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, 1976.


Environmental planner, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, 1969-1972; park ranger Glacier National Park, National Park Svc., Montana, 1972-1974; recreation planner, Bureau Land Management, Fairbanks, Alaska., 1974-1976; recreation planner, Bureau Land Management, Denver, 1977-1978; district ranger Yellowstone National Park, National Park Svc., Old Faithful, Wyoming, 1978-1981; superintendent Yukon-Charley Rivers National Reserve, National Park Svc., Eagle City, Alaska., 1981-1985; assistant superintendent Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Svc., Tennessee and North Carolina, 1985-1988; superintendent Mammoth Cave National Park,, National Park Svc., Kentucky, 1988-1993; chief Office of Policy, National Park Svc. Headquarters, Washington, 1993-1994; superintendent, Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Montana, since 1994. Special advisor Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1988-1994.

Instructor Albright Training Academy, Grand Canyon, Arizona, since 1989. Advisory director Cave City Convention Center, 1990-1994. Director Caveland Sanitation Authority, Cave City, Kentucky, 1988-1994.

Director Flathead Basin Commission, since 1994, Flathead Visiting and Convention Association, since 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Fort Worth, 1971. Member building committee Our Lady of The Caves Church, Horse Cave, Kentucky, 1990. Councilman Eagle City, Alaska, 1984.

Captain United States Army, 1968-1972. Member Association National Park Rangers (charter, regional representative 1979-1980, service award 1979, 89), Employee and Alumni Association National Park Service, International Association Natural Resource Pilots, Rotary, Kiwanis (vice president Gatlinburg, Tennessee club 1987).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: watercolor painting, flying commercial aircraft.


Married Jeri Lynn Andrews, June 25, 1988. Children: Emily Victoria, Nicholas Charles.

John Anthony Mihalic

Geraldine Emily (Mills) Mihalic

Jeri Lynn Andrews

Nicholas Charles Mihalic

Emily Victoria Mihalic