Ducks Unlimited regional director wins recognition _lowres

Photo provided by Matt Coffey -- Zac Brown was named the National Regional Director of the Year at a recent event hosted by Ducks Unlimited. Brown, left, accepts the award from Jeff Lawrence, DU’s director of fundraising and volunteer relations for Region 4,.

Ducks Unlimited regional director Zac Brown, of Livingston, was awarded the 2014-2015 National Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as the top staff member of Region 4, an area that includes Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana.

“I am honored to be recognized as one of the regional directors of the year,” Brown said. “I could not have accomplished this without the help of my amazing volunteers.”

Brown covers southeast Louisiana and works with volunteer committees in the area hosting fundraisers for the 78-year-old conservation organization, a news release said. The events in his region raised more than $1.7 million for DU’s conservation mission in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

“All of DU’s regional directors spend countless hours on the road coordinating events across the nation, and there’s no doubt they help drive the success of the organization,” said David Schuessler, DU’s national director of event fundraising. “Volunteers are the cornerstone of DU’s fundraising success, and it takes some very special people to help guide those volunteers. My hat’s off to each and every one of our regional directors for their tireless efforts over the past year.”

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats.