Ducks Unlimited announces directors of the year

Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently announced the 2015-16 Regional Director (RD) and Director of Development (DOD) of the Year award recipients

Memphis, Tenn. – Aug. 29, 2016 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently announced the 2015-16 Regional Director (RD) and Director of Development (DOD) of the Year award recipients. Scott James and Adam DeHaan were recognized for their outstanding leadership during the 2016 fiscal year.  

Regional Director of the Year

James was named Regional Director of the Year for his efforts as a staff member of Region 7, an area that encompasses the Southeastern United States. James, a resident of Braselton, Ga., covers north Georgia working with volunteer committees hosting fundraisers for the 79-year-old conservation organization. The events in his region raised more than $1 million for DU's conservation mission in the recent fiscal year ending June 30.

Director of Development of the Year

For the second year in a row, DeHaan was named the Director of Development of the Year. DeHaan secured more than $2 million in pledges and cash during the fiscal year, mirroring his great performance from the year before. Adam is a 15-year member of DU and has been on staff in various capacities for 11 years.  

"It is the teamwork and commitment of Ducks Unlimited's volunteers, donors and staff that make DU the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation," said Amy Batson, DU's chief fundraising officer. "Scott and Adam have been, and continue to be, critical members of Team DU and we are proud to recognize them for their extraordinary leadership and accomplishments."

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 13.8 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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