Hightower's Gives Back with National Mentoring
Thomas Andrew Keith, Jr., CPC, CFSP of Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service in Douglasville, 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 26 and 27 at Emory University in Atlanta, 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 and then the mentees broke into groups to personally interact with each mentor.
Keith has been a licensed funeral director since 2001 and has been with Hightower Family Funeral Homes since 2003. He graduated Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2000 with honors. He is involved with the Douglas County School System in its Partners in Education program as well as the Hightower’s Memorial Chapel’s Outstanding Citizen Program.
He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Andrew is also a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, a licensed Georgia Insurance Agent and a Certified Preplanning Consultant and is a member of the Douglas County Lion’s Club. Keith and his wife, Georgina, reside in Douglasville.
“I am honored to have been selected to participate in the Meet the Mentors program in Atlanta," he said. "I am a believer in continuing education. I was able to listen to three fantastic funeral director “mentors” share their thoughts on our profession. I was also able to meet other funeral directors my age and engage in discussion about our differences in culture, ceremony and communities. I learned some new ideas and was proud to have some ideas of my own to share with the other directors. I am proud of this opportunity.”
More information about the NFDA Meet the Mentors program can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/mentors.
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