New York State Funeral Directors Association

NYSFDA Installs 2017-18 Officers

ALBANY, NY (August 25, 2017) -- Funeral professionals representing all parts of the Empire State will guide the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) into the year 2018.

NYSFDA officers named for the 2017-18 year are as follows:

  • President: Wesley A. "Andy" Powell, CFSP, vice president of Powell Funeral Home in Amityville, NY.
  • President-Elect: Jeffrey A. Jennings, CFSP, owner of Jennings Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home in Penfield, NY and Harloff Funeral Home in East Rochester, NY.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Richard J. Sullivan, owner of Quigley Bros. Funeral Home in Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.
  • Immediate Past President: Walter J. Kent, owner of Walter J. Kent Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.
  • Continuing Past President: Douglas R. Brueggemann, owner of Brueggemann Funeral Home in East Northport, NY.

The new officers were installed during the NYSFDA Annual Convention held in Saratoga Springs, NY, August 20 - 23, 2017.

President Wesley A. "Andy" Powell, CFSP, is a fifth generation funeral director and a Mortuary Science graduate of SUNY Farmingdale.

"It is a great honor to be installed president," Powell said. "NYSFDA has always done amazing work empowering funeral directors to provide families with the very best in terms of support and comfort, I couldn't be more excited to lead such a worthy group."



Pictured from Left to Right: NYSFDA Continuing Past President Douglas R. Brueggemann; Immediate Past President Walter J. Kent; NYSFDA President Wesley A. "Andy" Powell, CFSP; President-Elect Jeffrey A. Jennings, CFSP; and Secretary/Treasurer Richard J. Sullivan pictured at the NYSFDA Annual Banquet held on August 22, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY.


Rana Huber, NYSFDA Director of Communications


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