67th National President
Dr. Hari P. Close, II, CFSP
Hari P Close Funeral Services, P.A. | 5126 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206 | Ph: 410-327-3100 | Fax: 410-325-7767
BACKGROUND: Dr. Hari P. Close II is an ordain minister, presently Administrative Pastor of New Union Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He is married to the former Gwen G. Latimore, and the father of children Travis, Hari 3rd, A’lan, Ariana and grandfather of Azaria. He has extensive skills in “Hands On” training specializing in Networking, Management & Professional Development, Organizational Dynamic, Human Relations Skills; Marketing and Hotel Training are just a few..
EXPERIENCE: Dr. Close is license Funeral Director & Mortician in the states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. He is the owner of HARI P. CLOSE FUNERAL SERVICE, P.A. in Maryland. He was formerly employed in various executive level opportunities at Joseph H. Brown, Jr. Funeral Home, as President and CEO of Close & Associates, Inc. – an international Marketing and Management consulting firm (a preeminent source in various field of Association and Meeting Management), as Executive Director/Federal Lobbyist of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc. and Pre-Opening Marketing Director for Sheraton Corp./ITT
PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS: National Planning Committee of NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., National Baptist Convention USA, Prince Hall Grand Lodge F&AM, American Society of Association Executives, National Urban League, National Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, and Professor, University of Maryland and Baltimore County Community College at Catonsville.
BOARD MEMBERSHIP: President, International Conference Board of Funeral Examining Boards, President, State Board of Morticians & Funeral Directors of Maryland Trustee, Tuskegee University; Trustee, America Board of Funeral Service Education; Professional Policy, Executive Council – Big Brothers/Sisters; National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association and Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of Maryland
EDUCATION: Doctor of Divinity; MA, Master of Theology; MA Master of Religion Education; BA, Religious Studies, Eastern Theological Seminary(TRAC), Lynchburg, VA; MS, Finance Courses, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL; BS, Business ADM./Economics, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, AL, AA, Mortuary Science, Catonsville Community College
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