Ducks Unlimited Appoints New Chief Information Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 19, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced today that it has appointed Govan S. Hornor as its Chief Information Officer. Hornor, a Helena, Ark., native and long-time Memphis resident, will oversee all information technology and communications systems operations for the organization and will also serve as a member of DU's senior executive team.

"Govan brings an incredible portfolio of success to DU, as well as a wealth of talent and innovative thinking," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "This is critical today, as technology can help us accomplish our conservation mission more efficiently and better serve our constituents. He will be joining a tremendous staff of professionals across all areas of our business. We look forward to benefitting from Govan's leadership, vision, and experience as our wetlands face increasing challenges and our conservation mission becomes more important than ever."

Hornor graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Business Administration. He spent 27 years at FedEx, where he helped lead the company's technology solutions across all areas of its business. Hornor's positions at FedEx included: Vice President of IT Operations, Managing Director of IT Operations, and Manager for Enterprise Data Warehouse Application Development. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer for Distributors Corporation of America, a privately owned parent company of four wholesale distribution companies in the Mid-South area.

Hornor was recently inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing, an honorary academy associated with the University of Arkansas. The academy recognizes significant contributions to the computing profession in Arkansas.

"I am thrilled to join the professional staff at Ducks Unlimited and help further the very noble cause of wetlands and waterfowl conservation," said Hornor. "DU has such a strong record of success over its 77 years of existence--more than 13 million acres conserved across North America and more than 600,000 members today. DU needs the right technology to continue that success into the future. I am honored to be a part of it all."

For more information, 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.

Media Contact:
Eric Keszler
(901) 758-3924
ekeszler@ducks.org