Jason Lott has been named superintendent of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge.
Lott was program manager at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas, where he was responsible for a number of preservation programs, according to a news release.
The ruins are the country’s first archeological preserve, according to the National Park Service.
Before joining the Park Service, Lott worked for Northwestern State University in Louisiana, where he received a master’s degree in history.
Lott served in the Louisiana Army National Guard and as a company commander in Iraq in 2003.