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2015 MFDA Professional Education Tour

Coming to: Marquette, Mt. Pleasant, Kalamazoo, and Novi


"Death Registration in Michigan: An Update"

1962861 842735799086508 826871785 N--Keynote Speaker: State Registrar Glenn Copeland

Glenn Copeland is the State Registrar for Michigan and also serves as the Director of the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program and the Michigan Birth Defects Registries. Glenn has worked for over 40 years in the Vital Records and Health Statistics office in Lansing overseeing vital records registrations as well as processing and analyzing of vital statistics and health event data.  He has been responsible for the development of the Electronic Death Registration System for Michigan that is being implemented across the state. 


"Right of Disposition Upgrade" Duma Phil

--Speaker: MFDA Executive Director Phil Douma  

Phil will update members on the legislation to upgrade Michigan's right-of-disposition law by, among other reforms, allowing an individual to appoint a "funeral representative" to make funeral arrangement and final disposition decisions after his or her death. Phil will also brief members on other MFDA legislative activity, as well.  


"Making the Best Use of MFDA's Master Escrow Plan™"S. Simon

--Speaker: W. Scott Simon

A principal with Prudent Investor Advisors, the Master Escrow Plan’s™ investment manager, and national expert on prudent investing, Scott has written a monthly column for Morningstar on fiduciary investment issues called Fiduciary Focus since 2003.  He has authored two books, including The Prudent Investor Act: A Guide to Understanding, which features dust jacket testimonials from a wide range of leading academic, investment and legal authorities.  Scott is the recipient of the 2012 Tamar Frankel Fiduciary of the Year Award.

Scott will describe the strategies underlying the Master Escrow Plan’s™ deposit options, and how you can make the best choices on behalf of your pre-need clients.


A cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres will follow the presentations affording members the opportunity to enjoy fellowship with their professional colleagues.


This is a MUST attend event, so mark your calendars!

The regional programs will be held in four locations around the state:

Monday - September 28, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Ramada Inn, Marquette

Wednesday - September 30, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo

Tuesday - September 29, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Soaring Eagle Resort, Mt. Pleasant

Thursday - October 1, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sheraton Detroit, Novi

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