Passing of CMAB Member Dr. James Eyster

It is with sadness that we relay the news that Dr. James Eyster passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Dr. Eyster served on the National Park Service Concession Management Advisory Board for 15 years and was the Chairman of the Board for 10 of those years. During his time on the Board, Dr. Eyster shared not only his extensive hospitality knowledge but also his wisdom, generosity, patience, and great love of America’s national parks. Dr. Eyster’s contributions to the Commercial Services Program are immeasurable and will have a lasting effect on both the program itself and on the millions of visitors to our national parks each year. On behalf of the Commercial Services Program and the entire National Park Service, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Dr. Eyster’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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