De Soto National Memorial

National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional director Robert A. Vogel has announced the selection of Stanley “Stan” Bond as the new superintendent of Bradenton's De Soto National Memorial. Bond will begin his new assignment April 12.

Stanley Bond

Prior to joining De Soto National Memorial, Bond was the NPS chief archeologist and departmental consulting archeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Over the course of his career, Bond worked for Florida’s Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and on prehistoric and historic archaeological sites throughout the east, southeast, Caribbean and Hawaii. He has also served as superintendent at Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail in Arizona and California, and Georgia’s Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Bond received a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of Alabama, as well as a master of arts and doctorate degrees in anthropology from the State University of New York, Albany. 

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