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Progressive. Dynamic. Innovative. NextGen.

The NextGen Community

Today more than ever, achieving effective results requires new thoughts and ideas. The future of the funeral profession is in the hands of the next generation…the NextGen.

Selected’s NextGen Program and NextGen Seminar are designed to infuse energy, inspiration and motivation to these up-and-coming leaders by providing multiple opportunities to forge lifelong relationships with their counterparts throughout the world. This is accomplished by encouraging participation both in face-to-face meetings as well as providing virtual interaction through the email discussion Forum and/or Facebook page.

What is NextGen?

It’s about…
Creating connections and building relationships
Recognizing excellence
Promoting leadership and learning

NextGen Seminar

Creating Connections & Building Relationships
Selected's NextGen Seminar provides the NextGen community the opportunity to meet face-to-face for a destination meeting that allows ample time to develop friendships and trusted contacts in addition to the structured educational sessions that offer valuable business and professional information.
Click here to learn more about the current NextGen Seminar.
Click here for material from past NextGen Seminars.
Click here for more information on the NextGen Advisory Group.

NextGen Professional of the Year

Recognizing Excellence
This award is designed to specifically spotlight career achievements, community/organization involvement and awards/achievements of funeral professionals under the age of 50.
Click here for more information on the NextGen Professional of the Year Award.

NextGen Generator

Promoting leadership and learning
The Generator, an exclusive electronic newsletter designed to generate ideas, conversations and connections is automatically emailed monthly to members under the age of 50.

Selected’s NextGeners in the News!

Congratulations to Josh Blake of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He joins the Great Waco Chamber Leadership Class XXXV. Click here to see the Facebook post.  

 Taking After DadCheck out this article that appeared in the Herald Palladium featuring NextGeners, Olivia and Laura Starks of Starks Family Funeral Homes in St. Joseph, MI.

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Jim Boulger

Congratulations to Jim Boulger, funeral director and owner of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND, on being named to Prairie Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 list! “The list showcases some of the exceptional talent that we have in our region," said Tom Dennis, editor of Prairie Business. These high achievers bring dynamism to our communities and their creativity helps our region prosper and grow."

Click here to see the full article.

Nathaniel Billow
Nathaniel Billow

Here's a great article about a unique business partnership featuring Nathanael Billow of Billow Funeral Home in Akron, OH.

Click here to see the full article.

Olivia Starks
Olivia Starks

Congratulations to Olivia Starks of Starks Family Funeral Homes in St. Joseph, MI. She was recognized as Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40 list. 

Click here to see the full article. 

We love to hear stories about Selected's NextGeners. Have news? Send to Patty Neuswanger.

Ensure your personal profile is updated. If you do not have a username or password to Selected's website, you can request a web user account or contact Stefanie Favia by email or call 800-323-4219.

NextGen Testimonials

NextGen is about positive change. Listen to members share their stories.

"I am Progressive." (Abby) 

"I am Dynamic." (Colin)

"I am Innovative" (Josh)