California DU staff member recognized

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Memphis, Tenn. – September 6, 2017 – Frank Leonardi was named Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Regional Director of the Year for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 1, an area that encompasses the West Coast and Alaska.

“Frank continues to be a strong Leader for DU,” said Jason Rounsaville, DU director of fundraising and volunteer relations. “He and his volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of the ducks. Despite very stiff competition, this is the second straight year he has been named the Region 1 Regional Director of the year.”

Leonardi, a resident of Folsom, Calif., covers north central California and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 80-year-old conservation organization. Leonardi also received the $100,000 Growth Club, Sustained Growth Award, Million Dollar Club and Elite Performance Roundtable.

DU is the leader in wetlands conservation and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Through 4,000 local fund-raising events DU volunteers generate more than 500,000 memberships and more than $53 million annually.

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 14 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.

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Ashley Ward
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