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October 23, 2015

Brookfield, Wis. – During its 2015 International Convention & Expo, held October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) elected and installed W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, CCO, as president-elect. Cozine is a third-generation funeral director with his family’s firm, Cozine Memorial Group in Wichita, Kansas.

Cozine has served his profession at both the state and national level. As a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) he served in every position on the association’s board of directors, including a term as president. He has also served on the following KFDA committees: Convention, Legislative, Nominating, and Young Professionals. In 2009, he earned the Funeral Director of the Year Award.

On a national level, Cozine has served as an at-large representative, secretary and treasurer on the NFDA Board of Directors. He formerly was Kansas’ representative to the NFDA Policy Board. In addition, he has served on a number of NFDA committees including: Spokesperson Team; Professional Development; National-State Relations; Federated Insurance Safety & Risk Management Advisory Group and Member Resources Advisory Group.

He is a member of the Heritage Club and Cozine Memorial Group is an active participant in the Pursuit of Excellence Award program.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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