KIDWILER ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT
OF INTERNATIONAL CEMETERY, CREMATION AND FUNERAL ASSOCIATION
STERLING, VA (March 17, 2011) – Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE, a member of the board of directors of Heritage Park Philippines in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines, was elected president-elect of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) during its Annual Convention & Exposition, March 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kidwiler also is part of the Matthews International organization following the acquisition of United Memorial Products Inc., where he served as vice president.
He is a member of the ICCFA board of directors and has served as the association’s vice president of education and vice president of membership and marketing.
Kidwiler is the dean of the College of Land Management & Grounds Operations at the ICCFA University and served as chairman of the 2009 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition. He previously served as program co-chair for the ICCFA 2003 Fall Management Conference. He holds a Certified Cemetery Executive (CCE) designation and a Certified Supplier Executive (CSE) designation in recognition of his extensive management experience within the industry.
Kidwiler served on the board of California State University at Fullerton. He is a graduate of Chapman University, Orange, California.
Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization industry. Its membership is composed of more than 7,500 cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses worldwide.