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Pierce Mortuary Colleges Announces Two New Board Members


Timothy R. Borden


Jay D. Dodds

BROADVIEW, Ill. – Pierce Mortuary Colleges has announced the appointment of two new members of its board of trustees. Joining the board are Jay D. Dodds and Timothy R. Borden.

A graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dodd currently serves as an officer of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association as vice president of external affairs. He also is a trustee for the Funeral Service Foundation, the ICCFA Educational Foundation, and the Matthews Children’s Foundation.

Borden is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. He is the founder, president and CEO of the Borden Mortuary Group, with locations in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and Scottsburg, Indiana. The Borden Mortuary Group, founded by Borden in 1995, is Kentucky’s largest volume mortuary service, providing embalming and cremation services as well as mortuary supplies for funeral professionals in the area. Borden and his wife, Patty, also operate a pet cremation business in Louisville.

A graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Borden is also a member of its advisory board. He also is current president of the board of The Cremation Association of North America and past chairman of the British Institute of Embalmers.

“We are pleased to welcome Jay and Tim to our Board of Trustees,” said Joe Suhor, board chairman. “They both bring depth and breadth of expertise in the funeral service industry and are passionate about the industry and education of future funeral professionals.”

The Board of Trustees thanked John Firestone and Michael Meierhoffer, whose terms expired, for their dedicated service on the Board. Firestone has been a guiding force on the board as a trustee since 1967 and served as board chairman from 1998 to 2012. Meierhoffer has provided keen insight during his service on the Board since 2013.

The other members of the board of trustees are: Joseph U. Suhor, III, chairman of the board & CEO of Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.; Dennis P. Welzenbach, president of Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.; Bill W. Forsberg, executive director of North Carolina Funeral Directors Association; and Ann Mesle, retired Circuit Court Judge on the Jackson County Circuit Court.

Posted March 2, 2017


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