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Arkansas native named to DU board of directors


Vince Callahan of Proctor, Ark., new at-large member of Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nov. 28, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Vince Callahan of Proctor, Ark., to serve as an at-large member of the organization's national board of directors.

"Vince has a long history as an active DU volunteer and impressive leader," said DU President John Newman. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team, and we're proud to have him on board."

Callahan owns Ace Rewinding in West Memphis, Ark. As a successful business owner with management, sales and customer satisfaction skills, he has the knowledge and leadership ability to encourage and strengthen DU's volunteers. He has been a Ducks Unlimited volunteer himself since 1990 and has served in numerous volunteer leadership positions at the state and local levels.

"I feel that the key to any successful organization is to establish benchmarks and cultivate new areas for growth," Callahan said. "As a DU board member, I will seek to lead and assist volunteers throughout the country in supporting the conservation of our wetlands and other wildlife habitat."

Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's waterfowl habitats. DU is governed by a volunteer board of directors and senior officers.

"As a member of DU's board of directors, Vince will help guide Ducks Unlimited in our future conservation work. It's a significant commitment and a pivotal position within the organization," Newman said. 

"Vince is the kind of experienced, dedicated leader we look for in a board member, and has been recognized as such with several volunteer awards. I know he'll do a great job."

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, DU is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with special events, projects and promotions across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 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. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos atyoutube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Andi Cooper

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