Austin Funeral & Cremation Services, Brentwood TN funeral home

Local funeral director invited to
‘Meet the
Mentors’
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012

Kate Austin  of Austin Funeral & Cremation Services in Brentwood 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 26-27 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.

Austin started her career in funeral service in 2007 after graduating from Belmont University where she majored in entrepreneurship. She played an integral role in the formation of her family’s business, Austin Funeral & Cremation Services.  After completing her apprenticeship and passing state board examinations, Austin became a licensed funeral director in 2010.

“I was honored to be selected to participate in the program,” Austin said. “Learning how to better serve families from some of the country’s leading funeral professionals was truly inspiring.”

“We are very proud of Kate.  She has been a tremendous asset to our company and we are excited about the opportunities ahead,” said Carol Austin, owner of Austin Funeral & Cremation Services.

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