Bill Wright

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw citizen Bill Wright, a Durant native and longtime veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), brought his skills back to Oklahoma in 2015 as the new superintendent of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (CNRA) in Sulphur. Some of his earliest memories are of spending time in CNRA; his grandfather was a park ranger, which inspired him to become a ranger as well. To come home to his roots, as well as to come full circle in his career, is an incredibly rewarding experience for him. It’s phenomenal, Wright says, to be back in Chickasaw Country.