International Order Of The Golden Rule Selects Raybourn Group International As New Management Company

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International Order Of The Golden Rule Selects Raybourn Group International As New Management Company

Indianapolis – Raybourn Group International (RGI), an Indianapolis-based association management, consulting and event planning firm, is pleased to have been selected as the new management company for the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR).

Founded in 1928, OGR’s mission to make independent funeral homes exceptional. OGR provides a wide range of programs, services and resources that support member interaction, information exchange and professional business development. OGR’s Standards of Ethical Conduct guide members’ business practices and philosophy, allowing them to provide unsurpassed care to families “by the Golden Rule.”

“As we look forward, RGI’s experience and expertise uniquely positions them to help us hone our value and relevance while identifying and executing on opportunities to broaden OGR’s reach and engagement with generations to come,” said Thomas L. Hemmerle, OGR president and owner of Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, Madisonville, Ky.

OGR’s full transition to RGI is effective as of Jan. 1, 2020 but will be working with the Board and staff to ensure a smooth transition.

Founded in 1988, RGI is an independent small business that specializes in association management, consulting and event planning.  Headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in Memphis, Chicago and Houston, RGI is one of just 15% of accredited association management companies worldwide. RGI serves local, state, regional, national and international organizations that total 60,000+ members in 107 countries. To learn more, visit