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Kansas has new Ducks Unlimited regional director

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Story at a Glance Chris Young is DU's new regional director for eastern Kansas. Young has been an active DU volunteer and has a background in sales and marketing.

GARDNER, Kan. – Jan. 7, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) has hired Chris Young as its newest Kansas regional director.  The Kansas native will be working with DU volunteers in eastern Kansas to further DU’s conservation mission. Young takes over for Russ Hawley, who now works for DU in Texas.

“We are excited to have Chris fill the position of regional director in eastern Kansas. He has a great deal of volunteer experience, which will help greatly in this position,” said DU Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations Greg Dinkel. “Chris’ wildlife background, passion for the resource and sales and marketing experience will be an asset to DU’s Kansas and Great Plains teams.”

Young holds a degree in biology with an emphasis in fisheries and wildlife and was a district sales manager for a distribution business. He has been a volunteer for multiple Kansas DU chapters, and recently served as co-chair for the Kansas DU State Convention.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for Ducks Unlimited. It is truly a dream come true,” Young said. “I can’t wait to join the Kansas DU team.”

Young enjoys the outdoors, including hunting waterfowl and wild turkey, and also serves as a Kansas Hunter Education instructor. He lives in Gardner with his wife, Kelly, his 2-year-old son, Drake, and two black labs.

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.

Becky Jones Mahlum
(701) 355-3507
bjonesmahlum@ducks.org

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