"Don is a Fort Wayne IN. native that has been serving as the Concordia Cemetery Association superintendent for the past 41 years. He is familiar with operating a location that was established in 1850, along with developing a new location, establishing a sales program, mausoleum complex, columbarium gardens, and the only natural burial grounds in the area. Don was the project manager for setting up and relocating two cemeteries, one for the city of Fort Wayne, and the other for a local church. He is very involved with helping smaller cemeteries and managing their operations."
"Ray Sabol is the current President-Elect of the Indiana Cemetery Association. In addition, he is the General Manger of Maplewood Cemetery located in Anderson, Indiana. He began his career in the cemetery industry back in 1977 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis. He considers himself very fortunate to be a part of an industry where he gets up in the morning to 'get' to work rather than 'go' to work. 'The day to day operations of a cemetery certainly presents a variety of challenges and rewards.' Ray grew up in Western Pennsylvania where he has family and is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He lives in Noblesville with his wife Beverly and their English Golden Retriever, Cooper."
"Amanda Klei has been with Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, Indiana as the
Executive Director since 2008. Garland Brook is a 100 acre, not for profit,
cemetery with an onsite staff of eight (8). Amanda heads up the staff being
involved in everything from finances to marketing and community support. Her
true passion is working personally with each family, whether it be helping
them though a loss, pre-planning or customizing their memorial or monument.
With a background in landscaping, she will also be found working on the grounds with the crew planting flowers and cemetery beautification projects. Amanda balances her life with husband, Steve and two children (Lilah 13 and Mason 18). She is a Columbus native who loves her community. Amanda enjoys the outdoors, camping and hiking with her family. She also sponsors, manages and plays in her adult co-ed kickball team, holding the record for most championships won in Bartholomew County!"
"Chris Cooke has been the Superintendent of Cemeteries for the City of Evansville, Indiana since March of 2008. He is a 2013 Graduate and Valedictorian of the International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association University, a 2014 graduate of the ICCFAU Master’s Program, and became a Certified Cemetery Executive in 2017. He is a past chairman and current board member of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Services, originally appointed by Governor Pence and re-appointed by Governor Holcomb. Additionally, Cooke a past president and current board member of the Indiana Cemetery Association."
"Ted first joined Buchanan Group in 1989 with Washington Park Services, Inc. which built the first cemetery/funeral combination in Marion County. He is responsible for all administrative systems for the Buchanan Group associated companies, and oversees human resources, cemetery accounting and investment management. Ted has worked in the accounting and management areas for 30 years after obtaining an undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana University. He received his CPA designation in 1989 and received an MBA from Butler University in 2000, is the Past Chairman of the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service, Past President of the Indiana Cemetery Association, Past Trustee of Martin University, and a member of the Indianapolis Salvation Army Advisory Board."
"I have been with Stonemor since April 2, 2007. I started as an administrative assistant. In 2009 I was promoted to Administrator. June of 2013 I was promoted to Area Administrator for the state of Indiana and I very familiar with all of the Indiana Stonemor locations. Since than I have held the Area Administrator position for Michigan and in 2018 I was promoted to Area Vice President of Administrator for Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, 56 locations. In 2020 my position was eliminated and I accepted the position as General Manager of Highland Cemetery, Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park and Calvary Cemetery."
"Casey began his career in cemetery management in 1982 and has been actively involved in managing all areas of cemetery and funeral home operations. Casey is the Executive Director of Catholic Cemetery and Divine Mercy Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. He was appointed to the State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service in Indianapolis by then Governor Evan Bayh where he served as Chairman for two years. Casey is married to Gloria and they have two children Neal and Lauren."