STERLING, VA (June 9, 2023) – Robbie Pape was elected president of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) during the 2023 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 16–19, 2023.

Pape is Senior Vice President & Regional Partner at Carriage Services. Over her extensive career, she has held a variety of positions including more than 30-years at SCI as Regional Vice President of Finance, Regional President, Director of Sales Administration, and Market Support Center Senior Managing Director. Pape is a certified public accountant and has a degree in marketing and information systems from Baylor University.

Pape has been active in the ICCFA for many years, serving as a board member, on the finance committee, and as secretary. She is also active in the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) where she has served as a board member.

When asked about her new position as president, Pape said, “I am honored to represent our 10,000+ ICCFA members as president. We are the only international association supporting all aspects of the profession including cemetery, funeral, cremation, and suppliers. As such, we continue to review and improve our legislative, education, and networking programs to remain relevant to the members we serve. I am committed to being an excellent and involved partner to Nadira Baddeliyanage, ICCFA’s Executive Director, and the entire ICCFA team.”

Robbie is the proud mother of 19-year-old daughter, Samantha. Pape served on Volunteer Houston’s Board of Directors, is past president and advisor of the Baylor University Women’s Association of Houston and served as co-president of the Kinder High School for the Performing & Visual Arts Vocal Guild.


Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profession. The association is comprised of more than 10,000 members in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as supplier and related businesses worldwide.