MEMPHIS, Tenn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced today the promotion of Jamie Rader and Johann Walker to directors of operations for DU’s Great Lakes/Atlantic and Great Plains regions, respectively.
Rader will lead DU’s Great Lakes/Atlantic Region, headquartered outside Ann Arbor, Mich., helping restore and protect diminishing wetlands in 21 states, from Minnesota to Maine.
“I am pleased to announce that Jamie will be leading Ducks Unlimited’s conservation efforts in our Great Lakes/Atlantic Region,” said DU Chief Conservation Officer Karen Waldrop. “Jamie’s leadership experience and passion for the DU mission makes him the right person for this vital position. Ducks Unlimited is dedicated to reversing the trends of wetland habitat losses, restoring and protecting habitats, educating conservation values and making the Great Lakes/Atlantic region a better place for breeding, migrating and wintering waterfowl.”
Rader joined Ducks Unlimited in 2010 as a regional biologist and a manager of conservation programs in 2015 where he helped grow, diversify and implement conservation programs on private and public lands in DU’s Southern region.
In 2018, he was promoted to his current position of director of conservation programs where he oversees DU’s conservation efforts in the Southeast.
“I am confident Jamie will lead our Great Lakes/Atlantic Region to even greater heights,” said DU CEO Adam Putnam. “In addition to abundant natural resources, the region holds 45 percent of Ducks Unlimited members and accounts for more than 40 percent of major sponsor and 50 percent of the philanthropic dollars raised nationally. Jamie’s experience and enthusiasm make him the ideal candidate to continue Ducks Unlimited’s conservation mission in this vital and vibrant region.”
Rader earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Tennessee