WRO Development Directors of the Year honored

Each year, Ducks Unlimited recognizes top performing staff for their work
to secure major donor commitments and cash support for DU’s conservation
“Directors of development achieve the highest levels of success when they work closely with other field and headquarters staff, volunteers and donors,” said Rich Smith, DU national director of development. “It is an honor to recognize Anne Hansen, senior director of development for northern California and Hawaii, as the first director in DU history to secure over $3 million in funding.”

DU Senior Director of Development Anne Hansen

The Western Region was recognized as the Regional Development Team
of the Year. Together this group secured more than $6.7 million in commitments,
surpassing their goal by more than 70 percent. Led by Managing
Director of Development Steve Schmitt, the team includes Directors of
Development Jessop Boden, Garrett Coussens, and Anne Hansen; Director
of Foundation Relations Denise Barrett; and Director of Gift Planning Todd
Schmitt had this to say about the team’s achievements, “Teamwork is
the key, and that involves working closely with all of our volunteer and staff
partners to provide opportunities for Major Sponsors to support DU. The
entire team’s accomplishments for wetlands conservation were remarkable,
especially during such as challenging year.”