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Experience and Dedication


Jeff Hodes, CCE, CSE, has been a productive and successful contributor to the cemetery industry since 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College, a Master’s Degree from Youngstown State University and achieved his Certified Cemetery Executive designation in 2008 and the Certified Supplier Executive designation in 2019. Mr. Hodes has filled key positions within major cemetery organizations with varied responsibilities.

He has served on the Board of Directors in a leadership role of five different state associations while continuing to be active in his own professional development

He is considered to be in the forefront as one of the leaders in developing green burial properties.

Company Affiliations

■  2008 | Cemetery Management Solutions, President

■  Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington, CEO – Director

■  Service Corporation International. Responsibilities have included: Assistant Regional Vice President Cemeteries, Area Manager and Sales Manager, Funeral Home/Cemetery Manager

■  Stewart Enterprises, Bethesda, MD, Eastern Division, Northern Region, Regional Vice President of Operations

■  Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, PA, Vice President of Operations



■  MS, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

■  BS, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Industry Contributions

■  Western Pennsylvania Cemetery Association, First Vice President

■   Alabama Perpetual Care Cemetery Association, President

■   Sales and Marketing Executives, Birmingham, AL , First Vice President

■   Southern Cemetery Association, Board of Directors

■   Kentucky Cemetery Association, Board of Directors

■   Pennsylvania Cemetery and Funeral Association, Board of Directors

■   Virginia Cemetery Association, President

■   International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA) President


These lists do not include the various committees and boards on which Jeff Hodes has served within the industry and with outside associations and volunteer organizations.