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Olson to serve with national funeral group

Craig Olson

Craig Olson of West Funeral Homes Inc. in West Fargo has committed to serve as a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Disaster Preparedness Work Group for 2012-2013. NFDA committee members have a significant impact on the association, its members and the funeral service profession at large.

"Craig was appointed to serve on the Disaster Preparedness Work Group because of their demonstrated commitment to advancing the goals of NFDA," said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. "Their work in the coming year will help NFDA fufill its mission of supporting funeral directors as they provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity."

Members of NFDA's Disaster Preparedness Work Group are charged with developing a disaster preparedness and response action plan that will guide and assist the association in mobilizing funeral service volunteers, suppliers and other crucial resources in the event of a catastrophic incident. This task force may be called upon to provide expert input on federal actions, proposals and policies dealing with mass-fatality management, disaster preparedness and related issues affecting funeral service.

NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 19,700 individual members who represent more than 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NDFA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit