Mooney, 54, joined the Delta Waterfowl Board of Directors in May 2018. He is an avid waterfowl hunter and conservation-minded leader from Chicago who spends several days each hunting season at Swan Lake in Illinois and Heron Lake in Minnesota. Mooney brings a passion for waterfowl conservation, as well as strong experience in board governance and fundraising to the role of chairman.
Mooney was introduced to duck hunting by his father-in-law in 1996, and has since become dedicated to waterfowl conservation.
“Delta Waterfowl is a proud conservation organization with a rich, 110-year history rooted in waterfowl science,” he said. “During my tenure as chairman, I want to ensure Delta continues to use the best science to implement duck production programs that make a meaningful impact to add ducks to the fall flight.”
An investment advisor for Goldman Sachs who manages assets for families, Mooney has been married to his wife, Lynda since 1997. The couple has two children, Sean and Caitlin. Mooney also serves on the boards of Footwear Unlimited Corporation and Catholic Charities of Chicago. He is a founding board member of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, and of the advisory board for Highsight, which provides scholarships and mentoring for at-risk, inner-city youth.
He has also served on the governing committees and boards of Sacred Heart Schools in Chicago, St. Clement Church, Chaminade College Preparatory, Guilda’s Club Cancer Center, the Saddle and Cycle Club, St. Ignatius College Prep and Heron Lake Farms. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.
Mooney intends to continue to foster Delta’s strong commitment as The Duck Hunters Organization. “Delta Waterfowl will proudly serve as leaders in duck production, habitat conservation, research and education, and hunter recruitment and retention (HunteR3) throughout North America,” he said.