NextGen Professional of the Year

NextGen Professional of the Year Award

The NextGen Professional of the Year Award is designed to recognize the career accomplishments and community/organization involvement of funeral professionals under the age of 50. For years, Selected's NextGen Group have proven that there are many talented and engaged funeral professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The NextGen Professional of the Year Award is offered to appreciate and encourage their efforts.

Who will be the 2016 NextGen Award Recipient?

Nominations have closed for the 2016 Award. Watch for the winner to be announced at the NextGen Seminar in St. Croix in January 2016. Check back in February to download a nomination packet for the 2017 Award!

Congratulations to 2015 Award Winner Jason Goldstein!

AnnYager McCrosky Jason Goldstein is a fourth-generation funeral director and the Vice President of Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel in Atlantic City, NJ. Jason’s commitment to the families that he serves and his community is immediately evident in everything he does. He has never ceased to give his time to a multitude of organizations and causes including the York Children’s Foundation and the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Their Families. Jason also served as President of Kavod, The Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels, for a six-year term.

Jason has given much of his time and effort to the Seashore Gardens Living Center, an independent not-for-profit senior living community. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for several years, he was elected and installed as the youngest Chairman of the Board in January 2014. Jason and his wife, Jessica, were the first recipients of the Young Leadership Award for dedication and commitment to the Jewish community. Together, the pair co-chaired Seashore Gardens’ black tie event, the Black and White Ball, of which the proceeds support musical programs for the home’s residents. Jason is passionate about facilitating intergenerational programs that bring children to the home for the holidays to sing, read and play mini-golf with the residents.

Jason also has a passion for technology. Throughout his time with his firm, Jason has taken on a series of projects focused on keeping Roth-Goldsteins’ on the cutting edge of technology, constantly seeking innovations that will help him and his fellow funeral directors serve their families to the fullest.

Jason lives in Linwood, NJ with his wife Jessica, and their two sons, Samuel and Luke. In his spare time, he coaches his sons’ hockey teams.

Past Award Winners

Click here for information on past winners of the NextGen Professional of the Year Award.