Brad Green has over 14 years of experience in the funeral
and cemetery profession. Brad served as the President of Park Lawn from
May 2018 until his appointment as Interim CEO in March 2020. He joined
Park Lawn with the purchase of the Signature Group, where he had served as a
founder, owner and the CEO. Prior to founding Signature, he was the
Executive Vice President and General Counsel of another publicly traded funeral
and cemetery industry consolidator. During that time, he was responsible
for many corporate functions, including acquisitions. In addition to his
industry experience, Brad is a licensed attorney with an extensive legal
background, including litigation work at two international law firms and
serving as the General Counsel for a large, international transportation
PRESIDENT & COO
Jay Dodds has over 35 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession. He holds a funeral directors and embalmers license in both Texas and New Mexico. In addition, he is a certified cremation operator. Jay served as founder, owner and President/COO of the Signature Group. Prior to founding Signature, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of another U.S. publicly traded company where he served in a senior operations leadership role for 17 years. Over his career he has directly managed businesses in every region of the country. Jay currently serves as President of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, Trustee for the Funeral Service Foundation, the ICCFA Educational Foundation and a board member of the Pierce Mortuary Colleges.
Joseph Leeder has been a Director since April 2013, and Chief Financial Officer of PLC since July 2013. Mr. Leeder is a Chartered Accountant and was a Partner in the Toronto office of KPMG LLP from 1990 to 1997. After leaving KPMG, Mr. Leeder held the position of Chief Financial Officer at two publicly listed companies.
Jeff Parker joined PLC in June of 2018. Jeff brings over 40 years of IT experience and 20 years of funeral and cemetery experience to the table. He began his IT career with IBM in the late 70s, wrote code to guide Maverick Missiles in the 80s, joined his father in the energy industry in the 90s, and started in the funeral and cemetery business at the urging of a friend that was providing hardware to one of the largest publicly traded death care consolidators in the industry in 1998. Jeff’s 20 years in the industry includes roles as Manager of Offsite Systems, Manager of Application Development, and Director of Information Systems. Jeff was the principal architect of the software system that currently runs one of the largest public funeral and cemetery businesses in the US.
Jennifer Hay joined PLC in 2018 as Associate General Counsel and was appointed General Counsel in February of 2020. She has been a licensed attorney since 2001 and has approximately 7 years of experience working directly within the funeral and cemetery industry. Ms. Hay has a wide-breadth of legal expertise with over 10 years of in-house experience advising and serving as counsel for public companies including two international companies. Prior to joining PLC, she served in numerous capacities for Whole Foods Market, Inc., LDR Spine USA, Inc. and Carriage Services, Inc. In these roles, she has developed, led and had oversight over various functions including Legal, Human Resources and Safety and Risk Management.
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Lorie Johnson has over 11 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession, and she joined Signature in 2014 as its Chief Administrative Officer. Lorie has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of organizational administration, human resources, training and people development. At Park Lawn, her role is to lead, facilitate and participate in organizational development and effectiveness across an employee’s full life cycle with the company. In this role, she has oversight over all aspects of Human Resources, Training, Safety and Risk Management, as well as Administration and Information Technology. Lorie is an HRCI and SHRM certified Senior Human Resource Professional.
VP, FINANCE - USA
Harlow joined PLC as VP, Finance-USA in May of 2018. Mr. Harlow has over 27
years of experience in various accounting and executive roles across several
industries, of which 20 years have been in the funeral and cemetery profession.
He joined Signature Group in 2015 as an owner and its Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Harlow had previously led the finance, accounting and M&A functions in
private and publicly listed companies.
VP, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Linda Gilbert joined PLC as the Director of Finance in September, 2014, and in March 2016 was appointed the VP, Finance and Administration. Ms. Gilbert is a chartered accountant and brings over 20 years of finance experience in public companies. Prior to joining PLC, she was an Independent Director of Envoy Capital Group and acted as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee and as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. She has previously held the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance at Envoy Communications Group Inc. Ms. Gilbert also has experience as an independent consultant and has consulted to various companies on financial management, analysis and reporting.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Jim Price has been a member of the Park Lawn team since February of 2016, as CEO of Midwest Memorial Group, LLC., a Park Lawn Corporation company with 28 cemetery locations throughout the state of Michigan. Prior to joining Park Lawn, Jim co-founded and served as EVP / COO of Foundation Partners Group and formerly co-founded and served as COO of Keystone Group Holdings. Jim currently serves on the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) Board of Directors, ICCFA Governmental Affairs Committee and is currently President of the ICCFA Educational Foundation. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Sykes School of Business, Center for the Study of Ethics, at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. Jim has over 50 years of experience in the funeral profession and is a graduate of the California College of Mortuary Science.
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