MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 10, 2017 – Larry Jensen, of Memphis, Tennessee, was elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors during the organization’s 80th annual national convention held recently in San Antonio.
“The leadership provided by Ducks Unlimited’s board of directors ensures we are fulfilling our mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “Our board members are not paid for their work; rather they volunteer their time and resources because they feel so strongly about conservation. I welcome each new board member and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”
Jensen is president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors Partners. He was elected as an at large board member.
In addition to new board member elections, this year’s convention featured opportunities for conservation-related education, special tours, entertainment and presentations by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith, ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance and Axalta Coating Systems Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver, who delivered the keynote address.
In a videotaped message to the audience, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue expressed his gratitude to Ducks Unlimited for their long-time partnership with USDA putting conservation on working ag lands and said he is looking forward to working together on the upcoming farm bill.
Special thanks to First National Bank of Omaha, provider of the official Ducks Unlimited Visa card, Purina Pro Plan, Argo, ConocoPhillips, Sweet Water Brewing Company, Holland & Knight and United Country Real Estate for sponsoring this year’s convention.
Next year’s Ducks Unlimited National Convention will be held May 30 – June 2 in Indianapolis.