Brett Eidson of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Homes in Camdenton, Missouri was one of 50 funeral directors nationwide selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Meet the Mentors program. Meet the Mentors is supported by the Funeral Service Foundation.
Meet the Mentors, which took place March 18 and 19 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., brought young funeral professionals together to learn from three of the country’s leading funeral directors and network with like-minded peers. During the program, each mentor gave a presentation in which they shared lessons they have learned about how to build a successful and fulfilling career in funeral service. After the presentations, there was a panel discussion followed by small group discussions with each mentor.
Brett grew up in Camdenton, Missouri is a graduate of Camdenton High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and his A.A.S. in Mortuary Science from Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brett is currently serving as the President of the Mansfield Community Center in Mansfield, Missouri, the Mansfield Area Community Betterment Organization, and is a member of the Seymour, Missouri Lions Club. He is also a member of Union Southern Baptist Church in Decaturville, Missouri, NFDA, and MFDA, and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is currently serving as General Manager of Holman-Howe Funeral Homes.
Eidson stated, “Being one of the few selected to the Meet the Mentors program was a great honor. It was refreshing to be able to network with the mentors as well as the other funeral directors and learn from some of their best practices. There were many great ideas presented and some of those will be implemented to further not only my professional growth, but also our growth company wide.”
Kenneth Howe, President and CEO of Holman-Howe Funeral Homes stated, ”We were delighted but not surprised that Brett was selected to participate with a select group of leading young funeral directors from across the nation at Emory University. He represents the highest and best of the Holman-Howe Family and has a great future with our company. He represented us well at the Meet the Mentors program and we are proud of his continued professional growth. He is a credit to not only our communities, but our profession as well.”
More information about the NFDA Meet the Mentors program can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/mentors.