Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

June 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Jack H. Hole Elected as Ducks Unlimited Canada President

OAK HAMMOCK MARSH, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Canada's leading wetland conservation organization, is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Jack H. Hole as the non-profit organization's 39th President at its national Board of Directors meeting held June 5-7, 2009, in Ottawa.

Mr. Hole has served on DUC's volunteer board since 2000 and was elected Vice-President in 2007. As a leader in the business and non-profit sectors, Mr. Hole brings a wealth of experience to his new position with DUC.

Mr. Hole received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He began his career as a field engineer with Lockerbie and Hole in 1979. From 1986 to 1992 he was Manager of Lockerbie and Hole's Vancouver office, overseeing the company's western regional operations. In 1992 he became Executive Vice-President, Director and Secretary of Lockerbie and Hole Contracting Ltd., retiring from the company in 2008.

Mr. Hole has served on the boards of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Canadian Construction Association, and the B.C. Labour Relations Board and is a past Chairman of the Construction Labour Relations Association of Alberta and the Alberta Construction Association. In 2002-2003 he served as a Commissioner on the Alberta's Commission on Learning.

Mr. Hole has been a member of DUC since 1990. A volunteer on the DUC Stony Plain Committee since 1996, Mr. Hole served as committee Chair as well as Chair of the Alberta Major Gift Committee. As a member of DUC's Board of Directors, Mr. Hole chaired the Conservation Programs Committee in 2005-2006, and served as an ad hoc member to the Governance Committee until his election to the position of Vice-President.

Mr. Hole resides in Edmonton with his wife Katherine. Active in the outdoors, Jack and Katherine enjoy hunting, fishing, sports and conservation activities. In addition to DUC, they support a number of wildlife conservation organizations in their home province.

Ducks Unlimited Canada is a private, not-for-profit Canadian organization. Since 1938, DUC has conserved, restored and managed wetlands and associated habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife and people. Despite our efforts, up to 70 per cent of wetlands have disappeared in settled areas of Canada and more are being lost every day. Canadians can help stop the loss of these critical habitats by giving to our fundraising initiative, Wetlands for Tomorrow.

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