BATESVILLE, Ind. – Batesville, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to licensed funeral homes, announced today that Charisse Clay has joined the company’s sales organization as a Key Account consultant.

Ms. Clay lives in the Los Angeles area and will cover the western part of the country. She has an impressive record of success consulting with key decision makers and supporting large business accounts for leading companies like OfficeMax and Staples. Most recently, she served as Territory Manager for Saalfeld Redistribution.
She grew up in San Dimas, California, attended the University of Redlands and served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Nellis AFB in Nevada. Charisse is an avid sports fan who coaches a girls basketball team, and also enjoys hiking and going to the gym.

“We are excited to have someone with Charisse’s background, and proven commitment to her customers, join the Batesville family,” said John Schutte, VP of Sales for Batesville. “She is a great addition to our team and will be an outstanding resource for funeral professionals.”

Batesville (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America, offering a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization options and innovative technology solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has supported licensed funeral professionals in helping families honor the lives of those they love.® A history of manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service and reliable delivery helped Batesville become – and remain – a market leader.