July/August 2019 Family Matters
Kyle Fernley has been named the fifth president of Fernley & Fernley, a 133-year-old association management company based in Philadelphia.
Fernley has also been named president of Premier Meetings by Fernley, which handles site selection and contract negotiation for more than 60 annual meetings and conferences.
Fernley, a fifth-generation family member, joined Fernley & Fernley in 2009 and most recently served as its director of operations. He currently is president of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives and has held leadership positions with several organizations throughout his career. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Fernley is the son of Fernley & Fernley’s chairman of the board, Taylor Fernley.
Kassie Nickell has been promoted to sales and marketing manager at Madden Elevator Company, Louisville, Ky.
Nickell, a second-generation family member, joined the company in 2015 as a dispatch coordinator and then held the positions of office manager and project coordinator before assuming her new role.
Colin David Vernon has joined the staff of Vernon Family Funeral Homes. The business, owned by his parents, David and Tammy Vernon, operates three funeral homes in Champaign County, Ohio.
He is currently serving as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer at Vernon Family Funeral Homes.
Vernon was raised in Champaign County and lived in the family funeral home. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Ohio University in 2017 and then an associate degree in mortuary science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
He worked at the funeral home while growing up. Duties he performed included washing cars, mowing lawns and doing building maintenance tasks.
Vernon is a third-generation funeral director, embalmer, and graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. His grandfather, Robert Cisco, is the former owner of Baker-Cisco Funeral Home in St. Paris, Ohio, and recently retired from Cisco Funeral Home in Celina and St. Marys, Ohio. Vernon’s uncle, Rob Cisco, is the owner of Cisco Funeral Home.
Scott Fuhrman is now the sole shareholder of Florida Bottling Inc. and sole owner of the Lakewood trademark, the company’s flagship brand. Furhman, the chairman and CEO, represents the third generation of family leadership.
The assets are in a trust for Fuhrman’s children, the fourth-generation owners of Lakewood.
The company, based in Miami, makes organic, premium and biodynamic juices.
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