MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 13, 2016 - Tom Jernigan, of Birmingham, Ala., was elected to Ducks Unlimited's national Board of Directors during the organization's 79th annual national convention held recently in Anchorage, Alaska.
"The leadership provided by Ducks Unlimited's Board of Directors ensures we are fulfilling our mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "Our board members are not paid for their work; rather they volunteer their time and resources because they feel so strongly about conservation. I welcome each new member and look forward to working with them in the years to come."
Jernigan is a very active Ducks Unlimited volunteer in Alabama, and is also a member of DU's President's Council. He is also a volunteer leader with the Birmingham chapter and is a member of the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Jernigan and his late father, Tom Jernigan Sr., have been corporate partners with DU for nearly 30 years through their company, Marathon Apparel.
In addition to the elections of new board members, this year's convention featured many opportunities for conservation-related education, special tours, entertainment and presentations by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski; Randy Bernard, co-manager for Garth Brooks, and Paul Dickson, president and CEO of Morris-Dickson Co., a 165-year-old wholesale pharmaceutical distributor. Next year's convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas, May 30 - June 4, 2017.
For a complete list of DU's volunteer Board of Directors, please visit www.ducks.org.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.6 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.