National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf acting Regional Director Lance Hatten today announced the selection of Gregory Hauburger as the new superintendent of Congaree National Park in Hopkins, South Carolina. Hauburger begins his assignment in October.
“Gregory joins Congaree National Park with a proven track record in leadership, management, partnerships and more,” said Hatten. “He is a capable and approachable leader and I look forward to seeing him succeed in his new role at Congaree.”
“I am honored and excited to serve as the next superintendent of Congaree National Park,” said Hauburger. “I look forward to working with the staff, volunteers, partners and the local community to protect and preserve such incredible resources, while also providing an excellent visitor experience.”
Hauburger currently serves as superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Arkansas. He began his federal civilian career as a contract specialist with the Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Regional Office in 2013 before joining the NPS in 2015. Hauburger’s previous NPS assignments include serving as acting deputy superintendent at Badlands National Park, chief of staff at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and lead contracting officer for a major acquisition buying office at the Pacific West Regional Office. Prior to entering the civilian federal service, Hauburger served in the United States Air Force from 2004 to 2013 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
A native of Middletown, New York, Hauburger holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southwestern College and a master’s degree in public administration from Arkansas State University. Hauburger’s wife, Rochelle, daughter, Taryn, and cat, Peri, will join him in South Carolina at the end of the school year. In his spare time, Hauburger enjoys hiking, fishing and reading.