MEMPHIS, Tenn. March 10, 2022 Dr. Mamie Parker of Washington, D.C., was recently elected to Ducks Unlimited's (DU) national board of directors.

"Ducks Unlimited's leadership assures our organization conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl," said DU Chairman Rogers Hoyt Jr. "Our board members volunteer their time and resources because they are passionate about conservation. I welcome each new board member and look forward to working with them for years to come."

Dr. Parker is no stranger to conservation and spent her career as a biologist and senior executive in the federal government as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Chief of Staff, Assistant Director of Habitat Conservation/Head of Fisheries. Now retired from the USFWS, Dr. Parker serves as a professional fish and wildlife biologist, success coach and principal consultant at Ecologix Group, Inc. Dr. Parker was elected chairman of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Commission, making her the first African American to serve in this position in the history of the agency.

"What a great opportunity to join the DU family as we celebrate the past and navigate a resilient future, hopefully with some radical transformational actions and authentic conversations to stand us well," said Dr. Parker.

In her spare time, Dr. Parker loves to fish and garden. She has recently been pollinator gardening with the youth in her community.

For a complete list of DUs volunteer board of directors, please visit The next board meeting will occur later this month in Tucson, AZ.

About Ducks Unlimited
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 15 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

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