Jay Dodds has over 39 years of experience in the funeral and cemetery profession. He holds a funeral directors and embalmers license in both Texas and New Mexico. In addition, he is a certified cremation operator. Jay served as founder, owner and President/COO of the Signature Group. Prior to founding Signature, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of another U.S. publicly traded company where he served in a senior operations leadership role for 17 years. Over his career he has directly managed businesses in every region of the country. Jay is the immediate Past President of the International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association, Trustee Emeritus for the Funeral Service Foundation, Trustee of the ICCFA Educational Foundation and a board member of the Pierce Mortuary Colleges.