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Our members efforts noticed

Funeral director Hari P. Close II as the president of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association (NFDMA), which represents more than 2,000 Black funeral directors, has become recognized as a leader in the public health fight against COVID-19, protecting families and morticians. His story was reported in “Baltimore” magazine by Sheri Booker.

Hari P. Close was selected by the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association to serve as their executive director and CEO at just 27 - his professionalism and business acumen already evident. He just ended his term as president of the Funeral and Memorialization Independence Council, an organization that, along with funeral directors, represents casket companies, vaults, supply manufacturers, and cemeteries. Mr. Close is also a past five-term president of the Maryland State Board of Morticians and served a leadership position at the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. He has also been a sought-after educator, traveling the world to teach embalming methods and funeral service practices.

Funeral director Hari P. Close II also shares his pandemic lessons in the spring issue of THANOS magazine - you can read online at page 8

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