Selected Independent Funeral Homes Announces 2024–2025 Officers

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Selected Independent Funeral Homes Announces 2024–2025 Officers

New Leaders to Be Installed at 2024 Annual Meeting in Disney

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — March 28, 2024 — Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the world’s premier association of independently owned funeral homes, has announced the election of new Board Officers. Tom Antram of French Funerals & Cremations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will serve as President. John Keohane of Keohane Funeral Homes in Quincy, Massachusetts, will serve as Board Chair. Tom and John will help lead the association through its three-year strategic plan.

“I believe that to know where you are going, you need to understand your past and where we’ve been,” says Tom. “Our strategic planning has done just that – taken a view into our past and the legacy of Selected/NSM, while also looking forward to a new dawning of our profession and Selected’s role within it. I’m excited and encouraged that we have chosen to take this opportunity to improve services and hold accountable to our standards.”

“It’s paramount to stay focused on all levels of our organization to lead it into the future,” says John. “Our businesses are changing and Selected is evolving at the same time.”

Even as Selected adapts to changes in the profession, Tom and John share optimism about Selected’s ongoing commitment to connecting members with like-minded professionals. “Where else can you go to tap into such a talented pool of young professionals, women in funeral service, first-generation owners and legacy funeral providers?” says John. “The quality of members is unmatched.”

Selected’s Board of Directors elected the new Officers at its quarterly March Board Meeting. The officers will be officially installed during the Annual Meeting, September 25–28, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The entire Board of Directors includes President Eric Trimble, Moline, Illinois, Group 4; Board Chair John Kepner, Huntersville, North Carolina, Group 3; President-elect Tom Antram, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Group 5; Board Chair-elect John Keohane, Quincy, Massachusetts, Group 1; Barbara Risher Welch, Montebello, California, Group 6; Christopher Waite, Medina, Ohio, Group 2; Sheridan Lee, Garner, North Carolina; and Dave Moore, Mason City, Iowa, Group 4.

For more information on Selected, its programs, becoming a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes or to locate a member, visit or call 800-323-4219.


About Selected Independent Funeral Homes: Selected Independent Funeral Homes  delivers innovative and pertinent resources, solutions and ongoing support necessary for enduring excellence to its international network of independently owned death care providers who aspire to be the very best in their profession. Members of Selected operate according to specific standards and best practices to provide the public with reliable, high-quality service and funeral-related information.