ORLANDO, Fla. – Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced that Christine Hunsaker joined the firm Oct. 2 to take on the newly created role of senior vice president and chief operating officer.
“As we continue to implement our strategy for growth, it made sense to bring in someone who not only understands all the operational facets of the funeral services industry, but someone who has a true passion for cremation” said Bob Bukala, president and CEO of Foundation Partners Group. “In Christine, we see someone who has an exceptional level of creativity and energy; someone who understands how to leverage the benefits of a larger organization while staying true to the entrepreneurial spirit that leads to innovation.”
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to help the Foundation Partners team assimilate the recent acquisitions and position the organization for long-term growth,” said Hunsaker. “Foundation Partners has a great culture and their aggressiveness in implementing their business model really appeals to me. At heart, I’m a cremationist, so joining an organization this committed to improving the experience for the families we serve is truly a passion move for me.”
Hunsaker has more than 25 years of experience in the cremation, funeral and cemetery business and has been a corporate officer for two of the largest publicly traded funeral companies in the United States. She has worked in every facet of the funeral, cemetery and cremation business from serving families to sales, operations, acquisitions and executive management. Prior to joining FPG, Hunsaker founded and operated Hunsaker Partners LLC which has interests in funeral homes, cemeteries and pet cremation businesses in Atlanta. Hunsaker belongs to the Cremation Association of North America, the International Cemetery and Cremation Funeral Association, Pet Loss Professionals Alliance, and the National Funeral Directors Association. She is on the boards of the ICCFA and the Cemetery Council.
Foundation Partners Group) is a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products. As one of the largest privately-owned funeral and cemetery operators, FPG owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states, and is actively seeking to expand its locations throughout the U.S. With headquarters in Orlando, Florida, FPG is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their innovative ShareLife customer experience-centered approach and harnessing the power of relationship and partnership. For more information, visit the www.foundationpartners.com.
Posted Oct. 2, 2017