Barbara Johnson of Arlington Heights was elected as an at-large member of the board of directors during the 2009 Ducks Unlimited Annual Convention.
Below is the release.
ILLINOIS RESIDENT ELECTED AS AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER FOR DUCKS UNLIMITED
Barbara Johnson to help lead national organizationBarbara Johnson of Arlington Heights, Ill., was elected as an At-Large member of the board of directors during the 2009 Ducks Unlimited Annual Convention held this year in Denver, Colo.The new board members bring their unique perspectives on wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation to Ducks Unlimited's board.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 10, 2009 -
"We are excited about our new At-Large board members," said John Pope, DU president. "Through their experiences leading within the organization, we continue to strive to make our vision of waterfowl sufficient to fill the skies today, tomorrow and forever a reality."
Prior to this appointment, Johnson served on the Palatine DU Chapter Committee and also held a seat on the Conservation Program Committee.
The At-Large board member position provides assistance to the Flyway Senior Vice President and Regional Vice President as well as assisting in the decision making process within the organization.
"This is an exciting time for Ducks Unlimited," said Don Young, DU executive vice president. "We're fortunate enough to have a strong cadre of volunteer leaders."
Other newly elected At-Large board members:
Robert Saathoff - Topeka, Kan.
Tom Enos - Littleton, Colo.
Dr. Brian Priddle - Somerset, Ky.
George Thomlinson - Sedalia, Mo.
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with more than 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands-nature's most productive ecosystem-and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.