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2013 AFCCA Convention – Recap!

What a great three days at convention! We want to thank our sponsors, speakers, vendors, volunteers and attendees for making it all possible! We look forward to seeing everyone next year at Convention 2014, at the Omni Tucson National Resort.

AFCCA 2013 Onsite Brochure – small

Business Meeting

Congratulations to our new executive board and board of directors of 2013-2014:

David Long, Greenwood Memory Lawn – President, Cemetery Council

Paul Neville, Bring Funeral Home – Vice President, Funeral Council

Amie Gazda, Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery – Secretery, Funeral Council

Mike Darus, Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries – Treasurer, Cemetery Council

Jeffrey Cruz, Sunset Vista Mortuary & Cemetery – Board of Directors, Cemetery Council

Joe Salyards, Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery – Board of Directors, Cemetery Council

Jim Ahearne, Messinger Mortuaries – Board of Directors, Crematory Council

Derek Beach, Messinger Mortuaries – Board of Directors, Funeral Council

Steve Palmer, Westcott Funeral Homes – Board of Directors, Funeral Council

Butch Hampton, Hampton Funeral Homes – Board of Directors, Funeral Council

William Addison, Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery – Board of Directors, Cemetery Council

MCC Student Volunteers

Jason Carroll

Jonathon Kragh

Tony Fajardo

Elena Pastrana

Amineh Hashern

Hallie Keating

Our Sponsors

Arizona Expressions – Friday Evening Banquet Dinner Floral Arrangements

Coldspring Granite – Thursday Morning Break Sponsor

PBF Manufacturing – Golf Tournament Breakfast Sponsor

Aurora Casket Company – Photographer Sponsor

Handley Precast Systems, Inc. – Tote Bag Sponsor & One Hole at the Golf Tournament

FDLIC – Name Badge Sponsor!

Southwest Advertising & Promotions – AFCCA Official Promotional Printer

Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries – Thursday Lunch

Batesville Casket Company – Awards Sponsor and Friday Morning Break Sponsor

Service Corporation International / Dignity Memorial – Friday Evening Banquet Dinner Wine

Law Offices of John K. Mangum – Two Holes at the Golf Tournament

Hepburn Superior US Chemical – One Hole at the Golf Tournament and Awards Sponsorship

Foundation Partners – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

American Crematory Equipment  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Biondan North America – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

EDA Land Planning  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

LP Bronze International  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Mickelson & Ray  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Smart Card Services  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Sunset Vista Funeral Home & Cemetery  – One Hole at the Golf Tournament

Speakers

Rudy Thomas – Arizona State Board for Funeral Directors & Embalmers

John K. Mangum – Law Offices of John K. Mangum

Joe Ducey – Investigative Reporter for ABC 15

Ryan Thogmartin – Owner DISRUPT Media and Connecting Directors

Jason Hendricks – Director of Web Services, Crexendo

Patrick C. Patton, CFSP – At-large Representative, National Funeral Directors Association

Nancy R. Lohman – ICCFA President

Dr. Ahmad Shqeirat – Imam of the Tempe Islamic Community Center

Steve P. Schaal – President of the North America region for the Matthews Cremation (Division of Matthews International Corporation)

Dan Cable – EDA Land Planning

Peter Vesecky, PE, RLS – Vesecky Engineering & Surveying

Judy Lowe – Arizona Real Estate Commissioner

Ken Bennett – Arizona Secretary of State

Toni Miller – Arizona Department of Health Services’ Office of Vital Records

George Owens – Service Corporation International (SCI)

Dr. Jeffrey S. Johnston, M.D. – Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner

Vendors

Coldspring Granite

PBF Manufacturing

Aurora Casket Company

Handley Precast Systems, Inc.

FDLIC – Name Badge Sponsor!

Southwest Advertising & Promotions

Batesville Casket Company

Hepburn Superior US Chemical

EDA Land Planning

Vesecky Engineering and Surveying

Crexendo

US Airways

ASCO Pacific Supply

Federated Insurance

Homesteaders Life Company

Matthews International

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Pekin Life Insurance Company

Baker and Marcus LLP

Mickelson & Ray, Inc

The Dodge Company

Miller & Sons Funeral Car Sales

American Crematory Equipment

Funeral Funding Services

Eagle’s Wings Air (EWA)

Messenger LLC

Donor Network of Arizona

Cemetek

Smart Card Services, LLC

US Bio-Clean

Beecher Carlson

Great Western Insurance Co.

 

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