Former USFWS Director to lead Ducks Unlimited

Memphis, Tenn. — Ducks Unlimited announced Wednesday afternoon
that H. Dale Hall has been named the organization’s new chief
executive officer. A former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (2005-2009), Hall is widely respected as a visionary
conservationist and one of the country’s most effective wildlife

“We are extremely pleased that Dale Hall is stepping into this
key role for Ducks Unlimited,” said DU President John R. Pope.
“Dale is a consummate conservation leader whose energy, vision and
dedication will help our organization meet the serious challenges
facing North America’s waterfowl. In light of increasing threats to
the quantity and quality of our continent’s waterfowl habitat, he
is uniquely qualified to lead DU at this critical juncture.”

During Hall’s 31-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS), he served in numerous roles at field office,
regional, and national levels. As director, he was responsible for
approximately 7,500 USFWS employees working out of the national
headquarters and nine regional offices. Before joining the USFWS in
1978, Hall spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, where overseas
assignments took him to Italy and the Philippines, and a year
managing a commercial aquaculture operation in Mississippi.

“For more than 70 years, Ducks Unlimited’s dedicated members
have worked with unbounded energy and resolve to conserve North
America’s waterfowl habitat and safeguard our waterfowling
tradition,” Hall continued. “My pledge is to respect and build on
that heritage as DU meets new challenges and strives to secure the
future for our continent’s waterfowl, wetlands and grasslands.”

Hall holds a master’s degree in fisheries science and is the
author of numerous published papers on wetlands, fisheries and
ecology. He has also taught courses on wetlands identification and
delineation. A native of Kentucky, Hall is a lifelong outdoors
enthusiast who enjoys hunting and fishing.

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