RICHARDSON, Texas – June 23, 2015 – Robert J. Gokey, of Richardson, Texas, 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."
Gokey is president of Triple B Foods, a wholesale meat distributing company. In 23 years of volunteering with Ducks Unlimited, he has held many positions, including area, zone, district and state chairman. He and his wife, Amy, are Diamond Life Sponsors.
He is motivated by a desire to see future generations enjoying the waterfowling tradition. "I grew up hunting the Texas coast, and I want the magic of redheads and grace of pintails to continue forever," Gokey said.
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 non-profit 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.