Boston volunteer elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 21, 2013 – Brian Dillon of Boston, Mass., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

"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; rather 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."

Dillon, president of Positive Retirement Outcomes LLC, was first recruited to DU by Hazard Campbell, a past DU president and friend of Dillon's grandfather. Campbell's son Ben, also now of Boston, grew up with Dillon in Buffalo, NY, and invited him to his first Boston dinner after they both moved there following college. Dillon now chairs that committee. He has always been an active volunteer, serving on eight different non-profit boards or committees, ranging from education to health care to conservation.

"If you want this country to be as great as it can be, you volunteer," Dillon said. "Conservation is near and dear to my heart. I believe in protecting for future generations our natural resources, our outdoor spaces and the creatures that inhabitant them."

Dillon's children have also become volunteers and volunteer recruiters. His daughter, Susie, has recruited college students to help sell DU merchandize at the event. Dillon's son, Ted, has recruited at least 40 young people to the group, while maintaining the committee's website and social media outlets, as well as developing the dinner's online reservation system.

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 www.facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at www.youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Becky Jones Mahlum
701-355-3500
bjonesmahlum@ducks.org