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Shawn de Cento of San Antonio, Texas, has been named a new regional vice president on DU's board of directors.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Nov. 28, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited has elected Shawn de Cento of San Antonio, Texas, to serve as a regional vice president on the organization's national board of directors.

"Shawn has a long history as an active DU volunteer," said DU President John Newman. "He brings enthusiasm and commitment to the team, and we're proud to have him on board."

De Cento is the founder and president of Lone Star Roofing and Construction Inc. He began volunteering with Ducks Unlimited in 1998 and has held a variety of positions, including 2010-11 Texas state chairman.

"Shawn has been one of the single most successful state chairmen I've ever known, elevating Texas to the number one fundraising state in the nation," said Rogers Hoyt Jr., a DU board member from Uvalde, Texas.

"As a DU member who lives to hunt, it is my duty to conserve these resources for future generations of young hunters," de Cento said. "It's vital that we lead by example and instill in the next generation the importance of responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Past DU members made it possible for me to enjoy my passion, and it is up to each one of us to continue that legacy. I'm excited about doing just that in this new position."

Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's waterfowl habitats. DU is governed by a volunteer board of directors and senior officers.

"As a member of DU's board of directors, Shawn will help guide Ducks Unlimited in our future conservation work. It's a significant commitment, and a pivotal position within the organization. I'm confident he'll do a great job," Newman said.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, DU is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with special events, projects and promotions across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 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 atyoutube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Andi Cooper
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