DU announces directors of the Year

Memphis, Tenn. – September 17, 2018 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently announced the 2017-2018 recipients of the National Regional Director (RD) of the Year award and the National Director of Development (DOD) of the Year award. Hunter Pridgen, Scott Anderson and Adam DeHaan were recognized for their outstanding fundraising leadership efforts during the 2018 fiscal year.

National Regional Directors of the Year
Hunter Pridgen was named National Regional Director of the Year for his efforts as a staff member in Region 4, an area that encompasses Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana. Pridgen, a resident of Greenwood, Miss., covers central and north Mississippi and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 81-year-old conservation organization. Pridgen raised more than $1 million for DU’s conservation mission in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

Scott Anderson was named National Regional Director of the Year for his efforts as a staff member in Region 3, an area that encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Anderson, a resident of Bemidji, Minn., covers northern Minnesota and works with volunteer committees in this area. Anderson raised more than $1.2 million for DU’s conservation mission in the fiscal year.

National Director of Development of the Year
For a third time, Adam DeHaan, senior director of development for Minnesota and Iowa, was named National Director of Development of the Year. Securing nearly $2 million in new major gift commitments during fiscal year 2018, DeHaan once again achieved great results for DU.

“Hunter’s, Adam’s and Scott’s successes are all outstanding examples of what happens when DU’s team of volunteers, staff and donors strive for excellence,” said Amy Batson, DU’s chief fundraising officer. “Their unwavering dedication to DU’s mission and their team attitude are evident. I am happy to see them recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and proud to serve on the fundraising team with them.”

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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 14 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.