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Edward Muhleisen Elected President of The Conference

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards 113th Annual Meeting

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Edward Muhleisen was elected president of The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards Inc. at the 113th Annual Meeting held March 1- 2 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head.

Muhleisen previously served as vice president of the organization in 2015 and 2016. He was elected District 7 director in 2014, representing funeral service regulators from Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

“I look forward to leading this important organization and continuing its great work during my term,” said Muhleisen, after being presented with the president’s gavel from outgoing President Sandy Mahon.

Muhleisen graduated from Holy Cross High School, New Orleans, in 1995; received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Louisiana State University in 2000; and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2002. While attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, he was employed by Restland Funeral Home in Dallas and Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas.

Muhleisen became licensed as an embalmer/funeral director in Louisiana in 2003 and as a licensed crematory retort operator in 2012. He represents the fifth generation of the Muhleisen family in funeral service. Muhleisen presently is the manager of his family firms, L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home in Kenner, Louisiana; Millet-Guidry Funeral Home in LaPlace, Louisiana; and Magnolia Crematory in Kenner. He has served on the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors since 2013.

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 1904, the membership of The Conference is composed of funeral service licensing and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

Posted April 19, 2017


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