New Director of Fundraising for Indiana, Michigan and Ohio
Memphis, Tenn. – There has been a change in Ducks Unlimited staff for the eastern Great Lakes states of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. David Schuessler accepted the position of director of fundraising and volunteer promotions for the three-state region.
“I’m honored to be in this new position,” said Schuessler. “This part of the world has a deep waterfowl hunting tradition and a significant need for conservation work both in our states and in the northern breeding grounds that impact our annual migrations. I look forward to working with DU staff and volunteers to increase our fundraising efforts and the subsequent conservation it supports.”
The three-state region has more than 55,000 DU members and hosts more than 400 fundraising events annually. All three states have benefitted from the more than 140,000 acres conserved in the region.
Schuessler has previously served the organization as a regional director in North Carolina, the director of fundraising for the South Central Flyway states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico and most recently as the national director of event and volunteer promotion. Prior to his nine years service as a DU staff member, Schuessler served in several volunteer positions including area chairman and district chairman.
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with more than 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 acres of wetlands important to waterfowl each year.