Ducks Unlimited CEO Adam Putnam is a hunter, angler, and lifelong advocate for conservation and agriculture. In the past year, Ducks Unlimited reached a tremendous milestone – more than 15 million acres conserved across North America. As the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, DU is set to celebrate their 85th anniversary in 2022.
Prior to his role as Ducks Unlimited CEO, Adam was the Commissioner of Agriculture for the state of Florida where he led the nation’s largest state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and was responsible for the management of 1.3 million acres of state forests, running the state Energy Office, and promoting the state’s $9 billion agriculture industry. As a five-term member of the House of Representatives, and as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and now CEO of the nation’s premier wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization, Adam brings decades of experience creating public- and private-sector partnerships to safeguard the environment.