Selected Independent Funeral Homes Leadership Academy

Seven Graduate from Two-Year Program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Selected Independent Funeral Homes congratulates the Leadership Academy graduating class, Squigglution (2015-2017). The seven members were recognized during a special ceremony held in Raleigh, NC earlier in the year.

Those who successfully completed the program included; Eric A. Bliley, Joseph W. Bliley Company, Inc., Richmond, VA; Todd Deibert, Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Cemetery, St Charles, MO; Barry Donewar Sr., Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., New Orleans, LA; Ashley Fryer Beinhauer, Family Funeral Homes, McMurray, PA; Michael Mientkiewicz, Howe-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Taylor, MI; Olivia Starks, Starks Family Funeral Homes, St. Joseph, MI and Abby Sweeney, Horan & McConaty Funeral Service/Cremation, Aurora, CO.

Selected’s Leadership Academy, now in its seventh year of existence, offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes interested in developing or enhancing leadership skills. The Academy promises to engage and grow participants via a structured curriculum including interactive conference calls, personal coaching calls and face-to-face experiences facilitated over a two-year period.

One of this year’s graduates, Abby Sweeney, explains why she decided to participate in the Selected Leadership Academy.

“I believe that the key is to start with leading yourself and continuing that education throughout our lives, but then accepting the responsibility and commitment to developing that in others as well,” said Sweeney.

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


About Selected Independent Funeral Homes: Selected Independent Funeral Homes (www.selectedfuneralhomes.org) 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 in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information. 2017 marks the organization’s 100th anniversary and a legacy of dedication and support to the death-care profession.

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