National Advisory Board

Glen Alexander


Glen Alexander’s career in the National Park Service began in 1967, when he became a park ranger at Grand Canyon NP. For the next 27 years, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, from chief ranger to assistant superintendent to superintendent, at a variety of NPS parks. In 1994, he left the NPS to become director of Ohio State Parks. In his first retirement, Glen moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he operated a consulting practice and served as executive director of the National Association of State Park Directors. He was called back to Ohio in 2003 to serve as assistant director (COO) of Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources until his latest retirement in 2007.


  • M.B.A., Business, University of Chicago