Homesteaders to Sponsor 2021 NFDA International Convention and Expo

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in preneed funeral funding, is proud to sponsor the keynote address from globally acclaimed innovation and creativity speaker Duncan Wardle at this year’s National Funeral Director Association International Convention & Expo, October 17-20, in Nashville, TN.

“We’re excited to welcome funeral professionals back t2021 Black Diamond Sponsor_Logoo this year’s in-person event. After eighteen months of disruption, we’re happy to partner with the NFDA as their Black Diamond sponsor of Duncan’s keynote,” shared Homesteaders President, CEO and Board Chair Steve Shaffer. “Funeral professionals have shown their innovation and creativity while serving families during the coronavirus pandemic. Duncan’s message on how to ‘Think Different’ when solving challenges encourages all of us to continue to find new ways for helping people design a better farewell – which is what we strive for at Homesteaders. Bringing Duncan to the Convention is just one more way we can give back to the funeral profession through insights to help firms succeed.”

Wardle’s opening keynote will kick off the event at the opening session on Monday, October 18, at 9:45 a.m. As former Head of Innovation at the Walt Disney Company, Wardle has a unique perspective on building a profitable business. He will share case studies from his 25 years with Disney as well as innovation tools and creative behaviors that everyone can use when solving challenges in the marketplace.

“Homesteaders is looking forward to being in person again and sharing some exciting developments,” states Homesteaders Solutions President Jill Muenich. “We are excited to introduce EnGauge to our colleagues in Nashville, a robust CRM system custom built through Salesforce. This offering through Homesteaders Solutions reinforces our commitment to bringing the best-in-class solutions to funeral professionals, helping them create more opportunities and build more connections.”

While in the Expo Hall, be sure to visit Homesteaders’ representatives in Booth 1301 to learn more about EnGauge and how Homesteaders Solutions can help funeral professionals connect with more families than ever before. Additional details about this year’s convention, including registration, are available at Information about Homesteaders’ activities and promotions during the event can be found at

Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.