Superintendent, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park
Clay Jordan has been serving as Superintendent of Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park since November of 2020. He is responsible for ensuring the protection of the wide range of natural and cultural resources at these parks, which were designated as International Biosphere Reserves in 1976 by UNESCO in recognition of their biodiversity and alpine and sub-alpine environments. Clay also maintains park infrastructure and provides public safety, education, and visitor services to ensure positive visitor experiences. Clay serves as co-chair of the Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition.
Clay has 37 years of service with the National Park Service. He began his career as a seasonal park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park and worked his way up through Visitor and Resource Protection positions at Fire Island National Seashore, Cape Cod National Seashore, Olympic National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, and Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where he initially served as Chief Ranger. Later, he was promoted to Deputy Superintendent, coordinating day-to-day operations at the country’s most-visited national park.
Clay and his wife Ann are residents of Three Rivers, California and the parents of two grown kids.
Areas of Expertise: park operations, visitor services, public safety, public education