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David Nixon Named Certified Management Consultant

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —David Nixon of Nixon Consulting, Inc. and Heartland Funeral Solutions, LLC, has achieved the status of Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA). The CMC designation is awarded to management consultants following a rigorous process of examination to those who have demonstrated a history of substantive results for clients, shown adherence to the IMC USA Code of Ethics and professional practice management. CMCs are acknowledged as leading experts in their fields, with track records of significant accomplishments in their consulting engagements. In order to maintain their status, CMCs must recertify every three years. According to IMC USA immediate past board chair, Drumm McNaughton, Ph.D., CMC, “Clients who choose a Certified Management Consultant can be assured that the consultant they’ve chosen is highly recommended by expert consultants, and maintains a high standard of performance.”

Nixon first began working with funeral directors in 1979, rising to partner in Funeral Management Service, Inc. of Springfield, Ill., an accounting firm for funeral homes. In 2003 he founded Nixon Consulting, Inc., dedicated to helping funeral home owners in budgeting, pricing, FTC compliance, strategic planning, and funeral home valuation. In 2011 he formed a subsidiary, Heartland Funeral Solutions, LLC with Rob Cameron, CPA, returning to his roots in funeral home accounting.

Founded in 1968, IMC USA is the national professional association representing management consultants. IMC USA establishes professional and ethical standards for management consultants, provides continuing education and information relevant to the profession, and increases public awareness of the management consulting profession.

IMC USA is the U.S. member of the prestigious International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), a UN-NGO which has more than 10,000 CMCs worldwide in its 46 Member Institutes that include the UK, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Japan, Canada and others.

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