Brookfield, WI — Randall P. “Randy” Anderson, CFSP, CCO, of Radney Funeral Home in Alexander City, Alabama, was installed today as 2021-22 president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The installation took place during the 2021 NFDA International Convention & Expo, October 17-20 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

NFDA also installed the association’s officers for 2021-22: President-elect John O. “Jack” Mitchell IV, CFSP, CCO, of Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Baltimore, Maryland; Treasurer Douglas R. “Dutch” Nie II, CFSP, CCO, of Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Secretary Christopher P. “Chris” Robinson, CFSP, CCO, of Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina. 

R. Bryant Hightower Jr., CFSP, of Martin-Hightower Funeral Home in Carrollton, Georgia, was installed as immediate past president of NFDA. The officers and immediate past presidents will serve one-year terms of office.

Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO, of Christian-Sells Funeral Home in Rogersville, Tennessee, and Beatrice “Bea” Lewanduski, CFSP, of D’Andrea Brothers Funeral Home on Copiague, New York, were installed as at-large representatives and will serve two-year terms of office.  

Also participating in the installation ceremony were at-large representatives Linda L. Allan, CFSP, of Allan & Ciuferi Funeral Home in Collinsville, Illinois, and Daniel Ford, CFSP, CCSP, of Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes in Cheshire, Connecticut, who will serve the second year of their two-year terms of office during the coming year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NFDA members consented to a temporary change to the association’s bylaws that delayed the installation of the officers and at-large representatives who were elected in 2020 until 2021. This afforded the association consistency in leadership during the pandemic and enabled NFDA to best serve its members during the crisis. 

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

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