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Wilbert Funeral Services Hires New Marketing Specialist

August 30, 2012

Wilbert Funeral Services Hires New Marketing Specialist

BROADVIEW, IL, AUGUST 29, 2012 – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) the leading provider of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of Phil Allen as Marketing Specialist.  In his position, Allen will support key WFSI marketing initiatives including the company’s online presence, advertising and media relations.  He will also assume the management of trade shows and other events for WFSI.

Allen brings 26 years of experience in communications as a writer, editor and public relations and marketing professional to WFSI.  He was most recently Public Relations Manager at American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.  Allen ran the press room at the association’s annual conference and directed the organization’s annual spokesperson’s meeting.

For 15 years he was Public Relations Director at Brother Rice High School in Chicago, the largest all-boys school in Illinois.  At Brother Rice, Allen developed the school’s website, managed publication production and handled media relations.  He was also Public Relations and Publications Director at St. Ignatius College Prep, the oldest high school in Chicago, Corporate Communications Editor for the Gas Research Institute in Chicago and was Assistant Editor for the National Provisioner Magazine in Chicago, the leading publication for the meat and poultry industry.

“We are very pleased to have Phil Allen join Wilbert Funeral Services,” said Mark Klingenberger, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “We believe that with his diverse background as a writer, website manager and event specialist, Phil will be a great asset to the team.”

Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc. is the leading single-source supplier of burial vaults and cremation-related products and services to North American funeral homes.  For more information, call 888.WILBERT or visit