Abilene, TX — Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce the addition of Mike Gedert as Market Center Manager for Ohio.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our management team at Funeral Directors Life,” said Kris Seale, President & CEO. “With his understanding of the funeral profession and his passion for educating others, Mike will be an important asset to our client funeral homes in Ohio.”

Mike has been active in the funeral profession since 1981 with sales management experience since 1990. After spending more than 20 years working with specific funeral homes, he moved into preneed insurance where he served as an account executive before joining Funeral Directors Life.

“We are so excited to have Mike join our team,” said Kevin Gaffney, Regional Sales Vice President. “He knows what funeral home owners need to run their businesses well, and he has built an incredible reputation for service.”

“I have known Mike for over 25 years. His dedication and compassion for funeral service is incredible, and he is genuinely concerned about the families he serves,” said Pam Ulery, Director of Sales Development. “His experience, knowledge and passion for serving funeral homes makes him one of the top trusted business advisors in our industry. We are thrilled to have Mike on our team in Ohio.”

“I enjoy working with others to improve their business outlook,” said Mike. “I am a huge believer in the funeral service, and I enjoy introducing funeral homes to new and innovative ideas that will help them better serve the families in their community.”

Mike received his degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 1982. He is also a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association Mortuary Response Team and has helped with disaster response for 15 separate events, including the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.

Funeral Directors Life, rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, is a legal reserve life insurance company which specializes in the sale of insurance-funded preneed funerals.