STERLING, Va. – I. Frederick Lappin, CCE, president and chief executive officer of Knollwood Cemetery Corp. in Canton, was elected president-elect of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association at its 2013 Annual Convention & Exposition, April 10-13 in Tampa, Fla. He previously served terms as ICCFA vice president of internal affairs and vice president of external affairs, and two terms as vice president of education.
For more than 10 years, Lappin has led the Knollwood Corporation, which conducts 1,200 interments annually. He is also the CEO and general manager of Bronze Memorial Inc.
Lappin has served on the ICCFA Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the ICCFA Educational Foundation and the ICCFA Service Bureau, a national cemetery lot exchange program. He served on the ICCFA Sales & Marketing Committee for many years and co-chaired the association’s Wide World of Sales Conference and Fall Management Conference. Lappin also is active in the New England Cemetery Association and the Massachusetts Cemetery Association and is a founding member of the New England Sales Conference.
Active in his local community, Lappin has served as an officer and board member of the Newton Communications Access Center, the Jewish National Fund, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and on the economic development commission of the city of Newton, Mass.