Randy Anderson to lead association as 2020-21 president

NEWS RELEASE — The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce the following individuals have been elected by acclamation to serve as officers on the 2020-21 Board of Directors: President-elect John O. “Jack” Mitchell IV, CFSP, CCSP; Treasurer Douglas R. “Dutch” Nie II, CFSP, CCO; and Secretary Christopher P. Robinson, CFSP, CCO. The 2020-21 NFDA Board of Directors will be led by President Randall P. “Randy” Anderson, CFSP, CCO. The officers will serve one-year terms of office that begin following the 2020 NFDA International Convention & Expo.

During a recent meeting, the NFDA Board of Directors received a report from the Leadership Development Committee confirming that only one individual was nominated for each of the three officer positions. Because each candidate for the three officer positions ran unopposed, the Board exercised its right to record in its minutes that, in accordance with Section C.8 of Article VIII of the NFDA Bylaws, each is hereby elected by the members to take their respective offices at the close of the 2020 Convention. Given that the officers were elected by acclamation and there are no other matters at this time that need to be voted on by members, there will be no NFDA election in August.

Current NFDA President R. Bryant Hightower Jr., CFSP, will continue his service on the Board with a one-year term as immediate past president that commences at the end of the 2020 NFDA Convention. Also continuing their service on the Board of Directors are 2019-21 At-large Representatives Linda Allan, CFSP, and Daniel J. Ford, CFSP, CCSP.

During a meeting this summer, the NFDA Policy Board will elect two individuals to serve as at-large representatives alongside Allan and Ford. The successful candidates will serve two-year terms (2020-22) that commence following the 2020 NFDA Convention. The at-large representative candidates are:

  • Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO
  • Amanda Crates
  • Jay Hunn, CFSP, CCO
  • Beatrice “Bea” Lewanduski, CFSP
  • James “Jimmy” Olson, CFSP, CPC

Information about the officers elected to serve on the Board of Directors and the at-large representative candidates, can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/vote

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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