William C. Wappner Installed 2009-10 President of National Funeral Directors Association

November 3, 2009
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image Last week Tuesday, October 27, William C. Wappner, CFSP, was elected president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Wappner, owner of Wappner Funeral Directors in Mansfield, Ohio, was installed as NFDA president during the President?s Mardi Gras Ball on October 28, which marked the end of the 2009 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Boston, Mass.

Additional members of the 2009-10 NFDA Executive Board who were elected and installed during the NFDA convention include: President-elect Patrick E. Lynch, Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Clawson, Mich.; Treasurer Randall L. Earl, CFSP, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur, Ill.; Secretary Robert ?Bob? T. Rosson Jr., CFSP, CPC, Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, Miss.; Immediate Past President John D. Reed Sr., CFSP, CPC, Dodd & Reed Funeral Home and Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Inc., Webster Springs and Cowen, W. Va.; At-large Representative (2008-10) Robert ?Robby? L. Bates, CFSP, Bates Family Funeral Home, DeKalb, Texas; At-large Representative (2008-10) J. Michael Krill, CFSP, Krill Funeral Service, Edgerton, Ohio; At-large Representative (2009-11) Jzyk S. Ennis, MPA, CFSP, Ridout?s Trussville Chapel, Birmingham, Ala.; and At-large Representative (2009-11) Mark Mortimore, Mortimore Funeral Home, Inc., Thermopolis, Wyo.

NFDA is the world?s leading funeral service association, serving 19,000 individual members who represent more than 10,200 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Division office in Washington, D.C., NFDA informs, educates and advocates to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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Photo Caption: The 2009-10 National Funeral Directors Association Executive Board. Back row, from left: At-large Representative Jzyk S. Ennis, At-large Representative J. Michael Krill, NFDA CEO Christine Pepper, At-large Representative Robert L. Bates, At-large Representative Mark Mortimore, and NFDA General Counsel T. Scott Gilligan. Front row, from left: Treasurer Randall L. Earl, President-elect Patrick E. Lynch, President William C. Wappner, Immediate Past President John D. Reed, and Secretary Robert T. Rosson.

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