John Maounis is the Superintendent of the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office in Annapolis, Maryland, a position he has held since January 2006. The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office manages the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the Chesapeake Bay Ga tew ays and Watertrails Network, and the Star - Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The Chesapeake Office collaborates with state, local, federal a nd non - profit partners on these efforts as well as strategies in support of the land conservation, public access, and citizen stewar dsh ip goals in support of Presidential Executive Order 13508 for the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The John Smith trail tra ces the 3000 mile voyages of Smith and crew from 1607 - 1609 throughout the Chesapeake and major tributaries. The John Smith trail commemorates the se voyages, shares information on American Indian societies and cultures in the 17 th century, and interprets the natural history of the Bay 400 years ago. In his NPS career, Maounis has served as Chief of Staff to the NPS Northeast Regional Director, Deputy Associate Regional Director for Cultural Resource s, Director of the Museum Services Center, and Deputy Superintendent for the Longfellow, Frederick Law Olmsted and John F. Kenne dy National Historic Sites. Maounis holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife Margaret Bursaw . He can be reached at [email protected] .