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Delta Waterfowl Promotes Two Communications Team Members

Paul Wait becomes senior manager of communications; Kyle Wintersteen takes helm of Delta Waterfowl Magazine

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl continually strives to share its leading scientific research and programmatic work with its members and the public. The organization’s Communications Team plays a key role, and two members of the team have been promoted to new positions.

In the realignment, Paul Wait shifts to a new role as senior manager of communications, while Kyle Wintersteen has been named editor of Delta Waterfowl’s award-winning membership publication.

Wait will concentrate on impact communication projects to build an even stronger focus on Delta’s conservation programs and key stories of interest in the waterfowl world. In addition, Wait will work to grow awareness about Delta Waterfowl beyond the organization’s current core membership base.

“Paul is an exceptionally talented writer who has produced many quality, in-depth articles on waterfowl conservation issues and Delta programs,” said Joel Brice, chief conservation officer for Delta Waterfowl. “The change provides him with more time to produce impactful articles, as well as to concentrate on writing leadership communications for the organization.”

Wait has served as Delta’s magazine editor since June 2011, during which time he’s edited more than 50 issues and won multiple writing awards for his features and conservation stories. Wait, a lifelong waterfowl hunter who has been a professional journalist for 27 years, recently completed his first book, “Delta Waterfowl: How The Duck Hunters Organization Shaped Waterfowl Conservation in North America.”

Wintersteen, a Penn State University graduate with nearly 20 years of experience writing and editing outdoors content, has served as Delta Waterfowl’s managing editor since March 2015. With the promotion, Wintersteen will be responsible for producing and guiding the editorial content of Delta’s flagship magazine. Delta Waterfowl Magazine is published five times annually as an exclusive membership benefit of The Duck Hunters Organization.

A native of central Pennsylvania, Wintersteen grew up hunting ducks along the north branch of the Susquehanna River. When he isn’t hunting ducks, Wintersteen competes in English springer spaniel field trials. He has owned two field champions, including a National Open High Point Champion.

“Kyle has proven himself as a valuable writer and editor for Delta for the past seven years, and he’s ready for the challenge of running Delta’s magazine,” Brice said. “These changes put both Kyle and Paul in positions to use their skills to provide the most impact for Delta Waterfowl.”

Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting in North America. Visit deltawaterfowl.org.

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