Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Policy Board met on July 13 in Park City, Utah, and elected Scott B. Anthony, CFSP, and Charles T. “Chuck” Bowman, CMSP, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association’s Executive Board. They will begin two-year terms of service immediately following the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo,October 20-23 in Austin, Texas.
Anthony, who comes from a funeral service family, is the co-owner of Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels with locations in Webster and Rochester, N.Y. He has served the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) in a number of capacities, including as a member of the board of directors; he was NYSFDA president in 2007.
Anthony is currently New York’s representative to the NFDA Policy Board. In addition, his national service includes membership on the NFDA Advocacy and Pursuit of Excellence Committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees Funeral Service Foundation; he was president of the Foundation from 2009-10.
Bowman’s career in funeral service began after working in law enforcement. He is vice president of Horan & McConaty Funeral Service & Cremation, which operates several locations in the Denver, Colo., area.
Bowman has been extremely active in the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) for a number of years. In addition to service on the Disaster and Legislative Committees, he was a member of the CFDA board of directors; he was CFDA president in 2003. Additionally, he serves as deputy commander of the Region VIII DMORT and is chair of Arapahoe Community College Mortuary School Advisory Board.
Bowman is currently Colorado’s representative to the NFDA Policy Board and he has served on NFDA’s Disaster Committee and Metals Recycling Task Force.
Anthony and Bowman will replace current at-large representatives, W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kan., and Patrick C. “Pat” Patton, CFSP, of Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Sauk Center, Minn., who will complete their terms of service at the NFDA Convention in October.
The NFDA House of Delegates will elect the 2013-14 secretary, treasurer and president-elect when it meets during the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Candidate profiles can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org
Robert “Robby” L. Bates, CFSP, owner of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas, was elected to serve as the 2012-13 NFDA president-elect. He will automatically assume the role of NFDA president following the 2013 Convention, serving a one-year term.
NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 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