In addition to re-electing Guerra, Vice President of Guerra Gutierrez Mortuaries in Los Angeles, California, as 2020-21 Chair, the Board of Trustees re-elected Allan Cole, President and Owner, MacKinnon and Bowes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as Chair-elect. The Board also re-elected Eric Tanzberger, Senior Vice President and CFO, Service Corporation International in Houston, Texas, as Treasurer. Bob Arrington, Owner, Arrington Funeral Directors and Crematory in Jackson, Tennessee, continues his service as Immediate Past Chair.
“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was in the Foundation’s best interest to carry forward the strong leadership team for an additional term,” said Foundation Executive Director, Lee Wiensch, CFRE. “The Foundation has great projects on the horizon, and this executive committee will ensure the Foundation reaches new heights.”
Steve Gackenbach, Group President of Matthews Memorialization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Bill Wappner, Co-owner of Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory in Mansfield, Ohio, rotated off the board after six years of dedicated service to the Foundation. Brad Speaks, President & CEO of Speaks Chapels in Independence, Missouri also transitioned off of the board after three years of dedicated service.