Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

June 24, 2013 18:43 ET

Mac Dunfield elected Ducks Unlimited Canada's 41st President

Dedicated New Brunswick Conservationist Takes on Organization's Top Volunteer Position

STONEWALL, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Canada's leading wetland conservation organization, is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Mac Dunfield as the organization's 41st President. Mr. Dunfield assumed this role at DUC's national Board of Directors meeting yesterday in Halifax, N.S.

"I'm honoured to follow in the footsteps of some great leaders," said Mr. Dunfield. "Over the next two years, I will strive to strengthen Ducks Unlimited Canada's reputation as a trusted conservation leader while building on our many conservation partnerships and on-the-ground successes."

Mr. Dunfield was elected as DUC's Vice-President in 2011, but his support of the organization dates back to 1974. He has served on the DUC Moncton volunteer chapter for 32 years and continues to play an active role in its annual fundraising dinner. The retired President and Owner of Atlantic Underground Services, Ltd., Mr. Dunfield is a well-known community leader who brings a wealth of experience to his new role with DUC.

"We are extremely fortunate to benefit from Mr. Dunfield's experience and passion for wetland conservation," said Greg Siekaniec, Chief Executive Officer for DUC. "DUC is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013, and Mr. Dunfield will continue to play a leading role in engaging our important network of volunteers and supporters in our celebrations."

In addition to the election of Mr. Dunfield as President, the following individuals were elected as Officers of the Board:

  • Tom Worden, Chairman of the Board
  • James E. 'Jim' Couch, Vice President
  • C. Neil Downey, Treasurer
  • Mauri M. Rutherford, Secretary
  • Gregory E. 'Greg' Siekaniec, Chief Executive Officer

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at

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