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FNBO Receives DU Corporate Conservation Achievement Award

First National Bank of Omaha honored at DU 85th National Convention

By -- Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 21, 2022 – At the Ducks Unlimited (DU) 85th National Convention in New Orleans, La., First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) was honored with the DU Corporate Conservation Achievement Award. The award recognizes corporations from the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have made exceptional contributions to conservation in North America.


Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, First National Bank of Omaha has been a Proud Partner in conservation and the official issuer of the Ducks Unlimited Visa Credit Card since 2015. FNBO, founded nearly 165 years ago, is independent and family owned, with over 100 banking locations across the Midwest.


"Ducks Unlimited has been proud to partner with FNBO since 2015," said DU CEO Adam Putnam. "Their success in the financial world and their commitment to conservation are driven by the same key factor – a deeply rooted belief that serving your community is what matters most. It's that very same attitude that DU shares, making FNBO a perfect partner in conservation and an obvious – and deserving – recipient for this award."


DU CEO Adam Putnam and FNBO Chairman and President Clark Lauritzen unveil the DU Corporate Conservation Achievement Award


Receiving the award on behalf of FNBO was Chairman and President Clark D. Lauritzen, who is the sixth generation of his family to lead the bank. 


"FNBO proudly partners with Ducks Unlimited to issue the only credit card that supports wetlands conservation," said Lauritzen. "Conservation and restoration efforts have been very important to my family for generations and this partnership makes it possible for the bank to contribute to DU's mission in a meaningful way." 



FNBO Chairman and President Clark Lauritzen speaks at the DU 85th National Convention in New Orleans, La.


Throughout its history, FNBO has maintained its commitment to its customers, its nearly 5,000 employees and to a tradition of building strong communities. 


"As a family-owned business, FNBO has stayed true to their company's core values," said DU President Chuck Smith. "And those same core values have made supporting conservation and investing in our natural resources an integral part of their corporate culture. We're proud to have FNBO as the official credit card of the ducks, and it is our pleasure to recognize their conservation efforts and present them with our Corporate Conservation Achievement Award."


For more information, visit www.ducks.org, and be sure to Follow DU's Twitter feeds – @DucksUnlimited and @DUConserve – to get the most up-to-date news from Ducks Unlimited.


About FNBO

First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) is a leader in the credit card partnership arena, with partners in a variety of industries including retail, travel, entertainment, automotive, oil, nonprofits and more.  For over 60 years, FNBO has specialized in providing comprehensive credit card programs with personalized service to help its customers achieve their goals. Visit card.fnbo.com for more information.


About Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.