SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – Galen Johnson was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention in St. Louis.
"The leadership of our 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. 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."
Johnson has been a volunteer for more than 31 years and has served in many other capacities for Ducks Unlimited. He is currently the state’s major gift chairman. He was the state chairman of Illinois for two years and state’s treasurer for two years prior to that. Johnson owns Johnson Real Estate, which specializes in Springfield, Chatham and Rochester properties. His hobbies are hunting and beekeeping.
"Conservation is a true passion of mine. I believe whole heartedly that if we need to make responsible choices to leave a natural resource legacy for future generations. Ducks Unlimited is one organization that is making a real difference on the landscape. I’m proud to step up my involvement and I look forward to this expanded role."
For a complete list of DU’s volunteer board of directors, please visit www.ducks.org.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 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 at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.