MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Aug. 29, 2016 - Ducks Unlimited welcomes Dominic Lawrence to its team as director of development for Minnesota and Iowa.

Lawrence joins Senior Director of Development Adam Dehaan in the same region, increasing Ducks Unlimited's conservation and fundraising support in the two states.

Lawrence is responsible for engaging donors in Ducks Unlimited's conservation mission through the $2 billion Rescue Our Wetlands campaign and the Living Lakes and Big Rivers Initiatives.

Lawrence brings more than 10 years of philanthropy and major gift fundraising experience to Ducks Unlimited.

"As a lifelong waterfowler, I'm excited to blend my passion for the outdoors and conservation with the ability to develop support for an organization as influential as Ducks Unlimited," Lawrence said.

He earned his bachelor's degree in public relations and his master's degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

"Dominic is a strong addition to our development team, and he'll have an immediate impact on Ducks Unlimited's mission to conserve wetlands in Minnesota, Iowa and beyond," said Todd Bishop, managing director of development for DU's Great Lakes/Atlantic Region.

Lawrence, his wife, Sara, and daughters Harper, 3, and Nora, 2 reside in Farmington, Minnesota. Contact Lawrence at dlawrence@ducks.org or (651) 728-1116.

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 13.8 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.

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