Memphis, Tenn. - September 6, 2017 - Dave Neal was named Ducks Unlimited's (DU) Regional Director of the Year for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 5, an area that encompasses Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky.


"Dave is a two-time winner of the Top RD award for Region 5. He does an outstanding job year after year, and has exceeded his income goal for seven consecutive years," said Troy LaRue, director of fundraising and volunteer relations. "In addition to the Top Region 5 RD, Dave also received recognition for earning the $100,000 Growth Club, Grand Slam and Sustained Growth awards."


Neal, a resident of Decatur, Ind., covers northern Indiana and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 80-year-old conservation organization.


DU is the leader in wetlands conservation and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Through 4,000 local fund-raising events DU volunteers generate more than 500,000 memberships and more than $53 million annually.


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 14 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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