Texan receives DU’s top regional director award again

aadtimDucks Unlimited Senior Regional Director Tim Soderquist of Magnolia did it again.

His region, covering southeast Texas, raised the largest fundraising total in DU’s 76-year history for wetlands conservation.

For his achievements, Soderquist was named the 2012-13 National Regional Director of the Year award for the second time in three years.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for my accomplishments among such an incredible group of RDs,” Soderquist said. “They all deserve recognition for what they sacrifice and give to the ducks.”

The events in Soderquist’s region raised more than $2.4 million for DU’s conservation mission during the fiscal year ending June 30, and the Houston Chapter broke DU’s all-time single-event record last October.

Soderquist also was inducted into the Elite Performance Roundtable and received nine other Top 10 category achievements.

“Tim and his volunteers keep breaking records,” said David Schuessler, DU national director of grassroots fundraising. “Each year, they set the bar higher and higher. That, combined with the overall growth of all regions in Texas, has the entire country chasing the Lone Star State.”

Volunteers coordinate more than 4,000 local fundraising events that generate more than 400,000 memberships and more than $50 million annually for DU.