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NFDA Presents Meet the Mentors

In cooperation with the Funeral Service FoundationWebsite2013MTM

March 17-18, 2014

Emory Conference Center Hotel
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Learn who will be attending the March 2014 NFDA Meet the Mentors Program:

Take a chance to be a part of something extraordinary – Meet the Mentors! It's a professional opportunity unlike anything else you've experienced. Fifty NFDA-members who are licensed funeral professionals under the age of 40 will be randomly selected from the pool of entries received to learn from and talk with three of the profession's leading funeral directors. Just think how much could be gained by sitting down with the stellar leaders in your profession and talking with them about their businesses.

2014 Atlanta Meet the Mentors FAQs

Schedule of Events:

March 17, 2014

5:30 – 6 p.m. Registration: Garden Courtyard, Garden Level

6 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception: Garden Overlook & Courtyard, Garden Level

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner: Dining Room, Garden Level, Drawing Room

March 18, 2014

6:30 – 8 a.m. Full Breakfast: Dining Room, Garden Level

7 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast: Outside Starvine I Room, South Wing

8:05 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome: Starvine Room I, South Wing

Christine Pepper, NFDA CEO

8:15 - 10:45 a.m. Mentor Presentations:

8:15 – 9 a.m. Dan Moloney

9 - 9:45 a.m. Dana Jones Wynn

9:45 – 10 a.m. Break

10 - 10:45 a.m. Carey Bliley

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion with Mentors: Starvine I Room, South Wing

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Class Photo: Dining Room, Garden Level

12:50 – 2:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussions with Mentors: Starvine II Room, South Wing

2:45 – 3 p.m. Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks:

Christine Pepper, NFDA CEO

 Here is what past participants are saying about Meet the Mentors:

Meet the Mentors was beyond my expectations!

This experience was invaluable. I am grateful to have met the mentors, but especially to have met my peer group.

It was a phenomenal experience! The opportunity to meet some of the greatest minds of Funeral Service was very valuable! 






Carey Bliley

Carey Bliley is president of Bliley Funeral Homes, which has several locations in Richmond, Virginia. He helped in his family's business since he was a child, and formally joined the staff in 1999.







Daniel Moloney Jr.

F. Daniel "Dan" Moloney Jr. is president and co-owner of Moloney Family Funeral Homes, which operates six funeral home locations in Suffolk County, New York; Affordable Cremation Services of New York; and the Nassau-Suffolk Crematory. He has worked in funeral service for more than a decade and is very active within the profession.





Dana Jones Wynn

Dana Jones Wynn is the president and CEO of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory, which has two locations, Villa Rica and Douglasville, Ga. A second-generation funeral director, Wynn also oversees Meadowbrook Memory Gardens and a newly added crematory.





Hats off to the Funeral Service Foundation for helping make the "Meet the Mentors" program possible!



*Meet the Mentors will be held March 17-18, 2014 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The names of 50 NFDA-member, licensed funeral directors/embalmers age 40 or under who will be invited to participate in the program will be chosen by random drawing held January 27-31, 2014. The drawings will be viewable on daily.

Participants will receive detailed information and schedule via email. Participants will receive complimentary registration to the program; access to three fantastic mentors; one night of lodging (March 17, 2014) at the Emory Conference Center Hotel; a reception and dinner the evening of March 17, 2014; and continental breakfast and lunch on March 18, 2014. Participants will be responsible for all costs associated with their transportation to and from the event and any meals not provided in conjunction with the program. Any additional room night(s) at Emory Conference Hotel before or after March 17, 2014, will be the responsibility of the participant. Participants are required to attend the entire program.

One entry per person. Registration is not transferable. Spouses and guests are not eligible to attend. You must be 40 or under and an NFDA member at the time of entry. Previous Meet the Mentors attendees are not eligible to attend.

NFDA reserves the right to cancel the program due to circumstances beyond its control. NFDA’s liability for any cancellation shall not extend to claims, including, but not limited to, travel expenses, cancellation fees, lost wages, inconvenience and other related costs.