New York State Funeral Directors Association

ALBANY, NY (August 21, 2018) -- The New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NYSFDA) is pleased to announce the latest graduates of the Leadership Academy.

The Leadership Academy graduates are listed below in alphabetical order:

[Individual photos are available for download by clicking their name.]

After a competitive application process, these NYSFDA member funeral directors attended a series of development workshops; participated in web-based trainings; researched an emerging issue facing the funeral profession; and presented their findings during the recent NYSFDA Annual Convention held in Verona, NY.

The Leadership Academy, launched in 2013, was designed to:

  • Identify, inspire and mentor emerging leaders in funeral service;
  • Provide leadership development training programs tailored specifically to funeral directors;
  • Recognize the value of diversity in the future success of funeral director associations;
  • Develop a lifelong professional network of funeral service leaders; and
  • Facilitate the promotion of new funeral directors into leadership positions at the state and local level.

The Academy addresses pressing issues facing funeral directors and business professionals alike.

"I am excited to see another class of funeral directors graduate from the NYSFDA Leadership Academy. These funeral directors are poised to make a positive impact in the profession, and this intensive training will serve them well as they take the next steps in their careers," said Michael A. Lanotte, Executive Director of NYSFDA.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the NYSFDA Leadership Academy