Featured Speakers



MAY 24-25, 2016


Plenary Session with Keynote Speaker


Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science The National Park Service

Stephanie Toothman is the Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science with the National Park Service (NPS). She is responsible for overseeing history, historic preservation, and cultural programs in over 400 national parks, 49 National Heritage Areas and the many community programs that make up the NPS role in a national preservation partnership among federal, Tribal, state and local governments and nonprofits.

Ms. Toothman came to this role from the NPS Pacific West Region where she was the Chief of Cultural Resource Park and Partnership Programs. During her career with NPS, she also served as a preservation planner in Washington, DC, as a regional historian, as acting superintendent at Crater Lake National Park and at the National Mall and Memorial Parks during the 2009 inauguration, and as acting director of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Office of Youth. Ms. Toothman received the DOI Meritorious Service Award in 2008 and the Washington State Historical Society’s “Robert Gray Medal” in 1999.

Ms. Toothman will inspire and engage as she talks about this year's centennial celebration and the important role National Heritage Areas play in the future of our National Parks.