New DU CEO announced

A new CEO was for Duck Unlimited was announced. What would we do without DU? To developers wetlands are to be filled. To most members of the non-hunting populace wetlands are a nuisance and an eye sore. But if you spend time in or near a wetland, you know just how important they to the eco-system as a whole. Thankfully there are organizations like DU out there doing the kind of work they do. Sounds like Mr Hall will be a welcome addition, keep up the good work.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited Inc., America’s leading wetlands and waterfowl conservation group, announced today that H. Dale Hall has been named the organization’s new chief executive officer. A former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2005-2009), Hall is widely respected as a visionary conservationist and one of the country’s most effective wildlife professionals.

“We are extremely pleased that Dale Hall is stepping into this key role for Ducks Unlimited,” said DU President John R. Pope. “Dale is a consummate conservation leader whose energy, vision and dedication will help our organization meet the serious challenges facing North America’s waterfowl. In light of increasing threats to the quantity and quality of our continent’s waterfowl habitat, he is uniquely qualified to lead DU at this critical juncture.”

During Hall’s 31-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), he served in numerous roles at field office, regional, and national levels. As director, he was responsible for approximately 7,500 USFWS employees working out of the national headquarters and nine regional offices. Before joining the USFWS in 1978, Hall spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, where overseas assignments took him to Italy and the Philippines, and a year managing a commercial aquaculture operation in Mississippi.