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UFDA Emerging Leader award


Each year the UFDA board selects up-and-coming promising funeral professionals to receive the UFDA Emerging Leader award. We are always looking for nominations from funeral home owners/managers, co-workers and others who notice new funeral professionals going above and beyond to make a difference in the profession.

What are the criteria for nominees?

  • Licensed funeral director
  • Current member of UFDA
  • Licensed 5 years or less

How many are selected each year?

  • The UFDA board strives to select up to four individuals to receive the award each year.

How are they recognized?

  • A member(s) of the UFDA board comes to the funeral home and presents a plaque to recognize the nominee.
  • They also receive a free registration to an upcoming Annual Convention or Midwinter Meeting.
  • Their achievements are recognized in UFDA’s Post e-newsletter and at UFDA’s Annual Convention.

How do I make a nomination?

  • Contact the UFDA office at 801-263-3286 or at or a member of the board at any time throughout the year.

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