MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 29, 2015 -Wetlands America Trust (WAT) recently elected Doug Frey as one of its newest trustees. The WAT board is the land trust arm of Ducks Unlimited (DU) - a world leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

WAT oversees DU's endowment and land holdings, including conservation easements. Not only has WAT been successful with this charge, the trustees have individually taken up the mantle to introduce DU and its conservation mission to their friends, family and colleagues.

"With his recent pledge in excess of $1 million, Doug joins the ranks as one of Ducks Unlimited's most generous supporters," said Dan Thiel, WAT's chief operating officer. "His philanthropic support is an excellent expression of concern for North America's rapidly disappearing wetlands ."

Frey, of Austin, Texas, and his partners recently sold Desert Industrial X-Ray LP after 15 years. Prior to starting his own business, Frey spent more than 20 years in all phases of exploration and production with Amoco, a major oil company, and continues to work in various aspects of the petroleum industry today. No strangers to DU, Frey and his wife Allison have been major donors to DU and recognized as Diamond Legacy Sponsors, Grand Slam Life Sponsors and members of DU's President's Council.

"Because of my extensive international business experience in the oilpatch, I appreciate what a tremendous record and capability DU has in finding solutions to environmental problems that are international in scope," Frey said. "That's one reason we have supported the work of DU and others in the Boreal wilderness protection in Canada, mangrove restoration in Mexico and preserving critical wetland habitat in the central US."

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