ICCFA Officers

N. Lee Longino


Service Corporation International
Houston, Texas

Mitch Rose, CCFE, CCrE


Oahu Cemetery & Crematory
Honolulu, Hawaii

Robert Gordon Jr, CCE

Vice President, Internal Affairs

Cypress Lawn
Colma, California

Shawna De La Cruz

Vice President, Membership & Marketing

Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Glendale, California

Lauren Blevins, CCFE, CPLP

Vice President, External Affairs

Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory
Columbia, Tennessee

John Bolton, CCE, CCrE, CSE CXE

Vice President, Education

Park Lawn Corporation
Houston, Texas

Christopher Keller


Life Remembrance & CPRA Studios
Littleton, Colorado

Micah Singerman, MBA


Shalom Memorial Park & Funeral Home
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Executive Committee

N. Lee Longino
ICCFA President
Service Corporation International

Robbie Pape, CCFE
ICCFA Immediate Past President
Carriage Services

Mitch Rose, CCFE, CCrE
ICCFA President-Elect
Oahu Cemetery & Crematory

Jay Dodds, CFSP
President’s Appointment
Park Lawn Corporation

Fred Lappin, CCE
Past President’s Appointment
Knollwood Cemetery Corp

Board of Directors

John Bolton, CCE CCrE, CSE CXE
Park Lawn Corporation

Daniel Bryan
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

Clift Dempsey, CCFE

Leaf Cremation

Janis Diamond

Dignity Memorial

Gary Freytag, CCFE
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

Kevin Gaffney
Funeral Directors Life

Trey Hall
Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home

Spencer Hines
NorthStar Memorial Group

Sam James
James Funeral Home & Northlake Memorial Gardens

Elisa Krcilek
Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery

René Negrete
Inglewood Park Cemetery

John Newcomer
Newcomer Funeral Services Group

Kyle Nikola
Fidelity Memorial Group

Rafael Ochoa
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary

Robbie Pape, CCFE
Carriage Services

Andrew Parsell
Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematory/Parsell Pet Crematorium

Kirk Roberts
Foundation Partners Group

Kent Robertson
Foundation Partners Group

Jan Smith, CFSP
Flanner Buchanan Funeral Centers

Phil Tassi, CPA
Ferncliff Cemetery Association

Jeremy Weaver
Carriage Services

Don Winsett
Winsett Consulting

Special Appointments

Lauren Blevins, CCFE, CPLP
Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory
Ex-Officio Pet Loss Professionals Alliance representative to serve a three-year term on the Board

Deanna Wilkinson
Express Funeral Funding
IMSA appointment to serve a one-year term on the Board

Darin Drabing
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Past President elected to serve a one-year term on the Board

Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
Blackstone Memorial
Past President elected to serve a one-year term on the Board

Gino Merendino
Merendino Cemetery Care
Educational Foundation President

Andrés Aguilar
Los Parques, SA
ALPAR Representative

ICCFA Committee Chairs

Finance Committee
Christopher Keller
CPRA Studio, LLC

Government & Legal Committee
Keenan Knopke, CCFE
Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Inc.

Christine Toson, CCE
The Tribute Companies Inc.

Cemetery Consumer Service Council
Thomas Daly, CCE
CHS Consulting Group/Cemetery Helpful Solutions

Certification Committee
Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
Blackstone Cemetery Development

Disaster Management
Mathew Forastiere
Park Lawn Corporation

Editorial Advisory Committee
Elisa Krcilek
Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery

ICCFA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees
Gino Merendino
Merendino Cemetery Care

Hall of Fame Committee
Robbie Pape, CCFE
Carriage Services

Al Bloomfield
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care Inc.

Membership Committee
Kevin Gaffney
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company

Nominating Committee
Robbie Pape, CCFE
Carriage Services

Personalization Committee
Robert Gordon Jr., CCE
Cypress Lawn

Lauren Blevins, CCFE, CPLP
Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory

Sales & Marketing Committee
Mike Harens
Matthews International

Strategic Planning Committee
Lee Longino
Service Corporation International

Veterans Committee
Andy Lopez
SoCal Approach

Gino Merendino
Merendino Cemetery Care

Women In Leadership Committee
Jennifer Olvera, CCE
Green Hills Memorial Park

Past Presidents

2023-2024: Robbie Pape, CCFE
2021-23: Gary Freytag, CCFE
Jay Dodds, CFSP
Christine Toson, CCE
Scott Sells, CCFE*
2016-17: Michael Uselton, CCFE
2015-16: Darin Drabing
2014-15: I. Frederick Lappin, CCE
2013-14: Nancy R. Lohman, CCFE
2012-13: Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
2011-12: Kenneth E. Varner, CCFE
2010-11: Kevin R. Daniels, CCE
2009-10: Gregg M. Williamson, CCE
2008-09: Mark J. Krause, CFuE
2007-08: Paul M. Elvig*
2006-07: Thomas G. Roberts, CCE
2005-06: Ray Frew, CCFE
2004-05: Patrick R. Downey, CCE
2003-04: Carol E. Llewellyn
2002-03: William L. Wright, CCE
2001-02: Gregory J. Easley, CCE
2000-01: David J. Shipper
1999-2000: Richard T. Sells, CCE
1998-99: Brian J. Marlowe, CCE
1996-98: Irwin W. Shipper, CCE*
1995-96: Donald H. Eiesland, CCE
1994-95: Frederick W. Miller, CCE, CSE
1993-94: Arlie T. Davenport, Jr.
1992-93: Edward C. Laux, CCE
1991-92: J. Asher Neel, CCE*
1990-91: Timothy F. Brammer, CCE
1989-90: Andrew J. Conroy III
1988-89: Robert A. Gordon, Sr., CCFE, CCrE, CSE
1987-88: John F. Llewellyn, CCE*
1986-87: B. David Daly, CCFE*
1985-86: Thomas J. Gardner, Sr., CCE
1984-85: Hugh Keatley, CCE*
Kermit Johnson ****
1983-84: Gordon R. Ewig, CCE
1982-83: Daniel E. Reed, CCE*
1981-82: Robert Goodwin*
1980-81: Charles (Shack) H. Shackelford*
Jack J. Brammer*** †
1980: James E. Watkins, Jr.*
1979-80: Herschel Auerbach* †
1979: James Kyle*
1978-79: Harry (Hap) D. Bledsoe, CCE †*
1978: Robert W. Toson*
1977-78: Robert (Ted) T. Nuckolls, CCE †*
1977: Duncan W. Munro, CCE*
1976-77: John T. Bailey, CCE*
1976: George Hones*
1975-76: James E. Phelps* †
1975: Robert G. Garrison, CCE*
1974-75: Kenneth R. White, Jr. †
1974: Charles F. Sharp*
1973-74: John D. Neel, CCE* †
1973: Alvin C. Meyer*

1972-73: Robert G. Neel, CCFE †
1972: Barthol W. Pearce*
1971-72: Charles B. Locke, CCE †
1971: Clayton O. Braatz*
1970-71: Charles W. Mobley, Sr. †
1970: Ned R. Thomas*
1969-70: Joe B. Cockrill* †
1969: Alvin E. Melton, CCE*
1968-69: Frank L. Karnes, Jr., CCE †
1968: Fred B. Mohle*
1967-68: Samuel B. Saxton, CCE †
1967: Howard T. Wood*
1966-67: Robert L. Hagenbach* †
1966: S. Clyde Gordon*
1965-66: George W. Oberg*
1965: Lynn S. Richards*
1964-65: R. Lee McNitt, Jr* †
1964: Alton R. Fisher*
1963-64: Taylor M. Simpson* †
1963: Herbert C. Philpott*
1962-63: Paul G. Bryan* †
1962: Harry W. Mueller, Jr.*
1961-62: Robert K. Donaldson* †
1961: Russell J. Zesch*
1960-61: John M. Ellis, Jr.* †
1960: Howard F. Clark*
1959-60: F. W. Eubank* †
1959: Edwin R. Gruettner*
1958-59: Paul D. Dawkins* †
1958: Paul W. Anderson*
1957-58: Harold E. Toson* †
L. O. Minear** †
1957: Orrin J. Perrott*
1956-57: Frederick Llewellyn* †
1956: George S. Youden*
1955-56: Kenneth R. White, Sr.* †
1955: Stacy C. Leech*
1954-55: John D. Gregg* †
1954: Linus P. Hayes*
1953-54: James E. Watkins, Sr.* †
1953: Harley D. Riggs*
1952-53: Raymond L. Groves* †
1952: Richard Allison*
1951-52: W. C. Rasberry, Sr., CCE* †
1951: Barrett Adams*
1950-51: A. M. Stannard* †
1950: Herbert W. Gausewitz*
1949-50: W. M. (Bill) Boyd* †
1949: Ira J. Mitchell*
1948-49: Leonard L. Cowan* †
1948: Fred H. Benner*
1947-48: Carl K. Linge* †
1947: Numa V. Bertel*
1946-47: Roy M. Haley* †
1946: Edward N. Sloan*
1945-46: Roy Hatten* †
1945: William A. McLeran*
1944-45: Howard T. Ott* †

1944: Cass J. Todt*
1943-44: H. L. Luckenbach* †
1943: John C. Plumb*1942-43: R. D. Rosenberger* †
1942: Leroy Christie*
1941-42: George Young* †
1941: Oscar F. Burbank*
1940-41: C. J. Sanger* †
1940: Wiley L. Morgan*
1939: Paul Daggett*
1938-39; 1939-40: J. F. Eubank* †
1938: Crawford T. Perkinson*
1937-38: C. S. Harley* †
1937: Raymond E. Siebert*
1936: S. J. Perrott*
1935-36; 1936-37: E. M. McBride* †
1935: Walter Puckett*
1934-35: W. L. Halberstadt* †
1934: Peter L. Scholl*
1933: James M. Driscoll*
1932: William H. Foord*
1931: William J. Bailey*
1930: Arthur S. Tupper*
1929: C. P. Scott*
1928: Edward A. Merriam*
1927: William D. Currie*
1926: Arthur J. Floyd*
1925: Bellett Lawson II*
1924: J. A. Reed*
1923: George E. Troup*
1922: W. S. Pirie*
1921: Fred H. Rutherford*
1920: Henry S. Adams*
1919: William H. Atkinson*
1918: W. N. Rudd*
1917: Dr. R. N. Kesterson*
1916: James Warren, Jr.*
1915: Thomas Wallis*
1914: M. P. Brazill*
1913: H. M. Turner*
1912: John J. Stephens*
1911: William C. Grassau*
1910: John Reid*
1909: James Currie*
1908: Fred R. Diering*
1907: J. C. Cline*
1906: Edward G. Carter*
1905: J. H. Morton*
1904: John C. Dix*
1903: H. Wilson Ross*
1902: Frank Eurich*
1901: George M. Painter*
1900: William Stone*
1899: A. W. Hobert*
1897-98: George W. Creesy*
1895-96: O. C. Simonds*
1893-94: William Salway*
1891-92: John D. Barker*
1887-90: Charles Nichols*


**Elected President by action of the Board of Directors and resigned on October 8, 1957.

***Deceased (Because of his untimely death two days prior to taking office, was recognized and recorded as a past president of the National Association of Cemeteries by a resolution unanimously adopted by the NAC Board of Directors on October 27, 1980.)

****Deceased (Recognized and recorded as a past president of the American Cemetery Association by a resolution unanimously adopted by the ACA Board of Directors on October 30, 1984.)

† Past Presidents of the National Association of Cemeteries prior to the merger with the American Cemetery Association.