Scottsdale, Arizona — [October, 2019]


Johnson Consulting Group is proud to announce the successful launch of their Leadership and Management Academy, graduating six managers as part of the inaugural 2019 class. The graduates include David Napoli of Busch Funeral & Crematory Services, Dennis Moore of Freemont Chapel of the Roses, Joey Wallace of Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Lori Sheeler of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Luis Lozada of Serenity Memorial Group, and Michael Roberts of Hathaway Family Funeral Homes. 


The Johnson Consulting Group Leadership and Management Academy is a comprehensive   14-week program that trains upcoming and current funeral and cemetery business leaders and managers. The Academy’s purpose is to equip them with JCG’s four core areas of focus: customer service, workplace, marketplace, and financial stability.


“Lawrence W. Michael and Nelson Thulin made it a great week” said JCG graduate Joey Wallace, “It was both a great learning experience and great time. I know that I’ve made some new friends for life.”
The first semester focuses on exceptional customer service and maintaining a workplace dedicated to professional development. The second semester dives into active engagement in the community, addressing the needs of the Marketplace, and responsible financial oversight to ensure stability and longevity.


“We are honored to have these attendees as part of the first group to graduate from JCG’s leadership and management academy,” says Nelson Thulin, JCG’s Director of Business Consulting, “We look forward building upon this program in the years to come.”


On behalf of Johnson Consulting Group and the Business Consulting Team, we would like to extend our congratulations to each of the graduates. We look forward to seeing the impact they will make in their businesses and communities moving forward.


The next JCG Leadership and Management Academy will take place in the spring of 2020. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to



“You manage things and you lead people. Management is important, critical even. Budgets. Timelines. Equipment. Inventory. All need management. Humans, every organization’s most precious asset—by degrees of incalculable magnitude— don’t need or want to be managed. But they do in fact need and want to be led.” – Stephen R. Covey


About Johnson Consulting Group

Johnson Consulting Group is committed to providing intelligent business solutions that address succession, operational, financial, and customer service needs within funeral homes and cemeteries. JCG has been creating personalized partnerships and growing revenue with funeral and cemetery business owners, managers, and staff for over two decades with solutions including succession planning services, financial management & accounting services, professional funeral & cemetery consulting, JCG Performance Tracker™ Technology, and much more. For more information, visit to learn more.