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Paul Seyler Julie Burn is a cremation consultant and the former director of cremation services for StoneMor Partners. She is also the former director of cremation services for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, where she spearheaded new cremation programs in addition to expanding existing education offerings for more than four years. She began her career in the funeral profession in 1991 and spent 18 years with Wilbert Funeral Services. She has served as supplier liaison to the board of directors of the Cremation Association of North America and was a member of the National Concrete and Burial Vault Association’s marketing committee. Burn holds the designation of certified cremation executive and certified supplier executive from the ICCFA, is a certified celebrant and serves as an ICCFA cremation coach.

Chris Farmer Ashley Montroy is the marketing director for FrontRunner Professional. She grew up learning the funeral business while living above the family's funeral home. At FrontRunner, her responsibilities include creating and managing tasks for the marketing and social media teams, and executing a detailed and multi-faceted marketing plan. She regularly delivers presentations to help death-care professionals avoid the common pitfalls of technology and use it to boost business operations.

Coleen Ellis Dan Isard is the founder and president of the Foresight Companies in Phoenix, AZ. Hehas developed close relationships with funeral directors, cemeterians and combination operators across the United States, and he has established his reputation as a trusted adviser to business owners and their families. He’s a regular contributor to American Funeral Director and American Cemetery magazines as well as the author of “What Every Funeral Director and Cemeterian Should Know About Cremation” and “The Complete Preneed Perspective.”

David Nixon Lacy Robinson is a certified funeral service practitioner and the director of professional development for Aurora Casket Co., overseeing the creation and development of professional development and training programs for Aurora customers. She regularly presents continuing education programs on the local, state and national levels. She graduated from Georgetown College with a degree in communications. She is also a graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, achieved “competent communicator” status as a member of the Bluegrass Toastmasters Group and is a certified celebrant. She also serves on the ICCFA Hospice Committee and the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Christine Hunsaker Ron Salvatore is the division manager of sales and marketing, North American region, for Matthews Cremation. Salvatore has been with Matthews for 25 years. He is certified to conduct crematory operator training and has trained thousands of crematory personnel in the proper operation and maintenance of cremation equipment. He has published numerous cremation-related articles and is a frequent speaker at industry conventions.


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