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Kelly Moffitt Resumes Regional Manager Post for Arizona State Parks on November 12

(Phoenix, Arizona - November 7, 2013) - Kelly Moffitt has been selected as the new Region II Manager for Arizona State Parks. He will start on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 and will be responsible for five Verde Valley and Sedona-area State Parks. Randy Furnish, currently Region II Manager, will move to Kartchner Caverns State Park as Superintendent.

Moffit had previously served as Region Manager for Arizona State Parks from 1993-2003. Moffitt left the agency in 2003 to become the Chief Operating Officer for Recreation Resource Management, the company that operates public recreation areas for the US Forest Service.

Chief of Operations Rick Knotts said, "I am excited to hire Kelly who was an effective manager and successful in the position previously. With 10 years in the private sector, his expertise will benefit the agency as we explore new opportunities with concessionaires."

Moffitt said, "I am looking forward to my return to Arizona State Parks and working closely with our Northern Region Park Managers and communities."

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