Bob Arrington, CCO, founder and president of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn., is the 2014-15 president-elect of the National Funeral Directors Association.
As president-elect, Arrington will assist the Association's president with his duties and, in his absence, will preside over the NFDA Executive Board, Policy Board, House of Delegates, International Convention & Expo, Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit. Arrington will represent NFDA and its mission at state funeral association conventions, and will serve on several committees and subcommittees.
Arrington became interested in funeral service when his grandfather died in 1963. His neighbor owned a funeral home, and he spent time there helping out after school and on weekends. After completing mortuary science school, he received his funeral directors license in 1978, and his embalmers license in 1979. In 1995, he founded Arrington Funeral Directors.
Arrington has served his profession by taking on leadership roles with the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association (TFDA) and NFDA. He has served on numerous TFDA committees and the association's Board of Directors; his service on the TFDA Board of Directors included terms as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president. He served on the Tennessee State Regulatory Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers from 2002 – 2005. Serving as President in 2005.
On a national level, Arrington served as Tennessee's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. For the past year, he has served as NFDA Treasurer. He has served as a member of NFDA's Governance, Audit, Budget, Spokesperson and Trustee of the Funeral Service Foundation.
He is a member of The Heritage Club, a supporter of the NFDA Political Action Committee and served as Tennessee's fundraising chair for the Funeral Service Foundation.
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 W University Pkwy
Jackson, TN 38305-1616
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