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Page A39 JULY 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A This custom designed columbarium surrounds a fountain that was previously in disrepair. Let Wilbert help create revenue producing inventory in previously unplotted space. GRAN I T E CHOICES create revenue Unplotted Space =Opportunity tinyurl.com/granitechoices 1.800.367.8099 NEWS Association CONTINUED Order On l i ne at www.Nomi sPub l i cat i ons . com or ca l l 1-800-321-7479 “ I Lo ve My Fune ra l D i rector ” “ I Lo ve My Cemete r i an ” Now is the PERFECT T IME to order the PERFECT GI FTS Order Your Favorite Plush Animal with a Funeral Director or Cemeterian Shirt! Customization Available! Call for Details. Emergency DISCmount Class Leadership Academy Anniversary Cake Selected Leadership Academy Conference ly Tribute Center, Texas; Samantha Kennedy, Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, South Carolina; Ricky Mansfield, Miles Funeral Home, Massachusetts; Stacey Miller, Starks Family Funeral Homes, Michigan; Trinity Montoya, French Funerals & Cremations, New Mexico; Brian Ruth, Stith Funeral Home, Kentucky; Jason Smith, Lindquist Mortuaries, Utah; Katelyn Stampanato, Morris-Baker Funeral Home, Inc, Tennessee; and Evan Strong, Evan J. Strong Funeral Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In addition to educational sessions and interactive activities, participants enjoyed a special, outdoor picnic barbecue to celebrate 10 years of the Academy. “The original vision of the Selected board of directors to create a program specifically dedicated to building leadership skills was bold and innovative,” said Amy Hunt, director of meetings and education. “Over the past decade, it has been an honor to work with the board, headquarters staff team and Marguerite Ham to bring that vision to reality. We now have more than 100 Selected members who have been part of the Leadership Academy. It is a tribute to Selected and all our members to have an organization so passionate about building leaders. It’s a legacy that has a significantly positive impact on the entire funeral service profession.” The Selected Leadership Academy is a personalized journey for those, no matter title or position, who believe their leadership matters and choose to become better. It is open to anyone actively engaged in the daily operations of a Selected member firm who is inspired to exContinued from Page A38 The conference began with orientation for the new 2022-2024 class. When given the opportunity to name their class, incoming members chose the name, “Emergency DISCmount.” The name is based on the DiSC personality assessment combined with the engaging group activity involving horses at the Colorado Healing Place. The members of the new class are: Anthony Asta, Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Arizona; Missy Anderson, Larkin Mortuary, Utah; Pierce Drobney, The Billow Company, Ohio; Rachel Durbeck, Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., Rhode Island; Ryan Hughes, Hughes Famipand their leadership skills. For 10 years, the Leadership Academy has focused on building and supporting leaders, because leadership is so deeply woven into the fabric of Selected’s culture. Selected Independent Funeral Homes delivers innovative and pertinent resources, solutions and ongoing support necessary for enduring excellence to its international network of independently owned death-care providers who aspire to be the very best in their profession. Members of Selected operate according to specific standards and best practices to provide the public with reliable, high-quality service and funeral-related information. Send Us Your News! We welcome news of the industry. info@NomisPublications.com PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 CALL 1-800-321-7479 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS