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NFDA Policy Board Elects Two to Serve on NFDA Executive Board

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board met July 13 in Park City, Utah, and elected Scott B. Anthony, CFSP, and Charles T. "Chuck" Bowman, CMSP, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association's executive board. They will begin two-year terms immediately following the 2013 NFDA International Convention & Expo, Oct. 20-23 in Austin, Texas.

Anthony, who comes from a funeral service family, is the co-owner of Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels with locations in Webster and Rochester, N.Y. He has served the New York State Funeral Directors Association in a number of capacities, including as a member of the board of directors; he was NYSFDA president in 2007.

Anthony is currently New York’s representative to the NFDA Policy Board. In addition, his national service includes membership on the NFDA Advocacy and Pursuit of Excellence Committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees Funeral Service Foundation; he was president of the Foundation from 2009-10.

Bowman’s career in funeral service began after working in law enforcement. He is vice president of Horan & McConaty Funeral Service & Cremation, which operates several locations in the Denver, Colo., area.

Bowman has been extremely active in the Colorado Funeral Directors Association for a number of years. In addition to service on the Disaster and Legislative Committees, he was a member of the CFDA board of directors; he was CFDA president in 2003. Additionally, he serves as deputy commander of the Region VIII DMORT and is chair of Arapahoe Community College Mortuary School Advisory Board.

Bowman is currently Colorado’s representative to the NFDA Policy Board and he has served on NFDA’s Disaster Committee and Metals Recycling Task Force.

Anthony and Bowman will replace current at-large representatives, W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kan., and Patrick C. “Pat” Patton, CFSP, of Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Sauk Center, Minn., who will complete their terms of service at the NFDA Convention in October.

Posted July 15


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