Brookfield, Wis. —Shirley Brown-Van Arsdale of Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner has been appointed to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Member Resources Advisory Group for 2013-14.  NFDA committee members have a significant impact on the association, its members and the funeral service profession at-large.
Members of the Member Resources Advisory Group will be called upon to assist NFDA in a variety of ways, such as evaluating existing members benefits; recommending new programs, products and services; reviewing and providing feedback on new resources; and assisting with the recruitment and retention of members from around the world for the betterment of the profession and the families it serves.
”We are pleased that Shirley has accepted her appointment to the Member Resources Advisor Group,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE.  “The Committee’s work in the coming year will help NFDA fulfill its mission of supporting funeral directors as they provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity.  We are grateful to Shirley for accepting this important leadership position in NFDA and 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.  NFDA 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, Wisc., and has an office in Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit