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Graystone Associates Announces Frank Sessions’ Retirement

Marlborough, MA – Frank Sessions retired as President of Graystone Associates at the beginning of this year. Sessions founded Graystone Associates in 2002. His innovative thinking and drive to succeed helped to develop Graystone Associates into the leading management and training company in the funeral industry. Sessions is looking forward to spend more time traveling and quality time with his family.

Graystone is pleased to announce that Scott Newton has been named President of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2003, Newton has been instrumental in developing their unique measurement tools as well as providing insightful analysis of future consumer trends. In his new role, Newton will continue to manage clients and monitor client research. In addition, Newton will lead the new client development for Graystone Associates.

Mark Groeneman, Senior Partner with Graystone Associates was named Secretary of Graystone Associates. He continues to guide Graystone’s Professional Trainer Group and training curriculum development, while managing his own client base. Groeneman oversees Graystone’s home office operations. Groeneman joined Graystone Associates in 2004.

Bill McQueen, Graystone’s most recent Senior Partner, was named Treasurer of Graystone. McQueen, an experienced funeral home operator, provides guidance and training to clients with his industry-leading forward thinking approaches and seasoned operations experience. McQueen was most recently quoted in Jason Jennings best-selling book, “The Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change.”

Graystone Associates, Inc. is a management consulting and training firm specializing in the funeral and cemetery industries. Headquartered in Marlborough, MA, Graystone works with close to 100 independent funeral industry market leaders in the United States and Canada.


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  • Scott Payne

    Congratulations Scott, Mark and Bill!  Graystone is a wonderful group and brings exceptional value to the firms they have the honor of working with.  I look for greater things to come with Graystone Associates.

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