Superintendent | Blue Ridge Parkway
J.D. Lee has served as Superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway since October 2017, where he oversees day to day management and preservation of the 469-mile long scenic motor road. Traditionally one of the most visited units of the National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a complex National Park Unit running through two states and 29 counties which hosts 14 – 16 million visitors each year.
Prior to beginning his position at the parkway, Lee has served at multiple other park units including as Deputy Superintendent at Big Cypress National Preserve, as Chief Ranger of the Intermountain Region and in various other roles at Natchez Trace Parkway, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Cape Canaveral National Seashore and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.