David S. Larsen Named NFDA Convention, Events and Meetings Director

June 23, 2011
Advertisement

Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the largest funeral service association in the world, selected David S. Larsen as its new convention, events and meetings director. In this post, Larsen will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of high quality, innovative meetings and events for funeral service professionals, such as the NFDA International Convention & Expo, Professional Women’s Conference, Advocacy Summit and Leadership Conference.

His meeting-planning duties at NFDA will include site selection, contract negotiation, budget oversight, and coordinating housing, travel, food and beverage, internet/telecommunications, audio/visual, transportation, special events/entertainment and security. He will also oversee exhibit floor development and expo sales for the NFDA International Convention & Expo and supervise sponsorship solicitation for NFDA programs and events.

Larsen has nearly 20 years of experience in the meeting planning and food and beverage industries. Most recently, he served as the assistant vice president of meetings and conventions for the American College of Chest Physicians, an international medical association with more than 17,000 physician. There he was responsible for the logistics of more than 40 meetings and events annually.

Advertisement

“David brings a tremendous amount of meeting planning experience to NFDA,” said NFDA Senior Vice President of Professional Development Connie Smith. “He will be a great asset as we build upon the highly-successful NFDA Conventions in Boston and New Orleans. Our members can expect events that are professionally and personally fulfilling, and that are an excellent value for their dollar.”

NFDA is the world’s leading funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent more than 9,900 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Division office in Washington, D.C., NFDA is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

How You’re Losing Over 90% of Your Potential Customers
Cremation
261 views
Cremation
261 views

How You’re Losing Over 90% of Your Potential Customers

Tyler Yamasaki - September 19, 2017

This is the first part of an ongoing instructional series to help your funeral home thrive online. Tyler Yamasaki of…

Selected Recognizes Three Members with  100 Years of Continuous Membership
Funeral Industry Press Releases
50 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
50 views

Selected Recognizes Three Members with 100 Years of Continuous Membership

CDFuneralNews - September 19, 2017

Deerfield, Ill. -September 12, 2017- Selected Independent Funeral Homes is pleased to announce its first three 100-year anniversary members who became…

2 Business Visionaries Explain How to Sell Memorial Products
Cremation
321 views
Cremation
321 views

2 Business Visionaries Explain How to Sell Memorial Products

Justin Crowe - September 18, 2017

Last week, I got an unbelievable opportunity to speak with two modern business thought leaders about selling memorial products -…

Comments