Annual Conference

Annual Conference

The WCCA is now accepting

2019 Annual Conference Registration Forms!

Whether you are new to the Wisconsin Cemetery and Cremation Association and would like to check us out

or are a returning remember and would like to see our new keynote speakers, please download and fill out the form by clicking HERE

Early Bird Registration Closes May 1st, 2019!


The  the 2019 Annual WCCA

Cemetery Conference is scheduled!

Mark your calendars and please join us this year in Milwaukee, June 5th – 7th, 2019

with Cemetery Management Course on June 5th.

Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West                2303 N. Mayfair Rd,            Milwaukee, WI 53226

Located close to Highway 45 just nine miles west of downtown Milwaukee, Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West makes it easy to enjoy and easy to get to. Fit in some time for fun at some of Milwaukee’s best attractions, including the Miller Brewing Company, the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Harley-Davidson Museum, all within 10 miles of the hotel. Offering a business center and free Wi-Fi to catch up with friends, and then unwind in our heated indoor pool or fitness center. Enjoy these amenities: Jimmy’s Island Grill & Iguana Bar, Business center, Fitness center, Heated indoor pool, Free parking, and Free Wi-Fi.

This years Conference Welcoming Event is sure to be a home run!

Join us for an evening Milwaukee Brewers home game on Wednesday, June 5th!

All inclusive game includes seating in the Johnsonville Party Deck, a ballpark food buffet, and beverages for the game! Limited Seating available, so be sure to sign up soon!


Thanks to all who helped make the 2018 Annual Conference a successful one.

2018 Annual Conference Happenings

  • Annual Golf Outing

  • Conference Welcoming Event and Cookout

  • Informational Seminar with Keynote Speakers:

“Legal Matters for Cemeteries” presented by Michael D. Sharkey

Michael is a veteran attorney with a passion and enthusiasm for litigation. He also possesses a unique knowledge of the funeral industry and mortuary law. He is currently General Counsel to the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. He represents and advises funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries on legal and business matters. He also represents licensed professionals in administrative disciplinary hearings before the Minnesota Department of Health and the Federal Trade Commission. Before he became an attorney, he was a Funeral Director with a large funeral chapel and cemetery operation in the metropolitan area.

“OSHA for Cemeteries” presented by Erick Cauldwell

Erick is an accomplished safety professional with 10+ years of experience for industry-leading organizations, and an OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Certified Instructor . He is a quality and safety specialist with the ability to analyze operations, pinpoint areas for improvement and redesign and implement plans that generate results. He is an excellent relationship builder with success in forming strong, sustainable relationships and securing consensus among cross-functional team members for key initiatives which makes him an effective communicator, trainer and leader.

“Cemetery Finances” presented by Todd Mannix

Todd is the current VP of Sales and Marketing at Cooperative Funeral Fund Inc. and brings a wealth of financial knowledge and background to his seminar. At his most recent position with NBC Universal, Todd was responsible for managing the transition of worldwide distribution operations from a tape-based to digital fulfillment model. Before joining NBC Universal, Todd served as business manager at Plutus Enterprises, a boutique IT consulting company, where he implemented cash management policies. Prior to this, Todd served as the Director of Customer Care at Deltek Corporation, a global provider of enterprise software and information solutions, where he led the effort to reduce professional service costs by creating customer-focused programs.  Todd brings a unique background in both finance and operations, having also worked at two leading financial institutions.

“National Cemetery Trends” presented by Christine Toson Hentges, CCE

Christie offers extensive, hands-on experience in sales, management and growth of cemeteries. In her current capacity, Christie oversees all aspects of The Tribute Companies, which owns four cemeteries in Wisconsin, as well as precast concrete manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Indiana, and an architectural firm that specializes in cemetery and funeral home design and development. She currently serves as President-Elect for the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Home Association (ICCFA) and has served in leadership positions for several other state and regional cemetery and funeral associations.


  • Cemetery & Supplier Networking

  • Elective Cemetery Management Course

The 2019 Annual WCCA Conference is coming together and you won’t want to miss it! Click HERE to download the Registration Form