LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – June 24, 2015 – William Harold Cannon, Jr., of Lenoir City, Tenn., was elected to Ducks Unlimited's national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Milwaukee.
"The leadership of our 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 member and look forward to working with them in the years to come."
Cannon is a civil engineer and president of Cannon & Cannon, Inc., one of the largest engineering firms in Tennessee. He has served Ducks Unlimited in several volunteer positions, including state chairman, state campaign chairman and as a member of DU's Youth and Education Committee. In addition to his volunteer work with Ducks Unlimited, Cannon is affiliated with Young Life Africa and serves as the vice-chair of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.
In addition to the elections of volunteer leadership, this year's convention featured presentations by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack; Virtual Instruments CEO, John Thompson and Caterpillar Inc. CEO, Doug Oberhelman. Next year's convention will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, June 1-5.
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 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. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.